Riverside Park

Riverside Park Landmark

Date Constructed: Primarily in 1883 -1895
Landmark: NYC
Designed By: The original park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and the additions were designed by F. Stuart Williamson, Gilmore D. Clarke, and Clinton Lloyd
Description: Spanning over 3.5 miles along the Hudson River, this civic improvement to the rugged northern Manhattan landscape is praised for playing a role in the development of Morningside Heights. The park has been renovated and altered many times, but Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux originally designed the 191-acre Riverside Park and Riverside Drive. In 1937 and 1941, two additions were designed by Gilmore D. Clarke and Clinton Lloyd. During this addition, 134 acres were added to the park with many recreational facilities. Riverside Park can provide a nice reprieve to the bustling city for visitors and residents of Morningside Heights.