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HRPK 550 Fund: Care for Every Acre

Hudson River Park spans four+ miles over 550 acres of water and green space, providing unmatched opportunities for relaxation, recreation and reflection for millions of visitors each year and in every season. HRPK is a vital recreational, environmental, educational and cultural resource for New York City and the west side community.

snow on the Park with HRPK 550 artHudson River Park is NOT a City-run park and relies on supporters like you for its maintenance, operations and free programs. With your support of the HRPK 550 Fund, the nation’s preeminent waterfront park can remain a clean, green and beautiful destination for all — now and for generations to come. Hudson River Park Friends needs to raise $550,000 before March 31, 2024.

With the Park’s expansion, there is an increased need for operational and maintenance revenue. As you are aware, our model of self-sufficiency means that our friends and neighbors participate directly in making the Park the incredible community resource that it is today. Your gift to Hudson River Park Friends will help us to maintain and grow the Parks landscapes and gardens, education and estuary research, environmental sustainability, and free public programming.

Please make a gift today:

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HRPK is financially self-sustaining and relies on private support for its annual operations, maintenance and public programs. The HRPK 550 Fund supports:

  • Landscapes and gardens: the four+ miles of lawns, trees and gardens that make Hudson River Park an urban oasis and beloved backyard for millions, as well as expert horticulturists and HRPK Friends volunteers who keep our green space thriving and beautiful.
  • Education and estuary research: You can make the environmental research, hands-on STEM education and marine science programs that HRPK’s River Project brings to the community possible, inspiring scientists of all ages across NYC and communicating the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary.
  • Environmental sustainability: Our environmental sustainability efforts include a robust Community Composting Program serving neighborhoods all along the Park and a park-wide plastics reduction initiative – Park Over Plastic – that help build a greener NYC.
  • Free public programming: Your support of the HRPK 550 Fund will bring free, fun, diverse culturally-rich programming to your riverfront backyard. You can enable Hudson River Park to transform into an open-air classroom, waterfront workout studio, outdoor concert venue, sunset dance floor and so much more. From supporting public health through fitness to providing inspiring resources in performing arts to the community your support will make a positive impact on New York City.

For additional information and to learn more about how you can support HRPK and your local environment, please contact Stephanie King, Major Gifts Officer at Hudson River Park Friends, at

Thank you to our HRPK 550 Fund Donors

$25,000 to $49,999

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Andrew Darrell & Dana Tang
Lawrence Keigwin & Christian Keesee
Lili Lynton
Garrett Moran & Mary J. Penniman
Michael A. & Krista Nickols
Michael Pastor
Warburg Pincus
Steven Price
The Sarah & Daniel Rueven Foundation
David and Zara Tisch
David & Sue Viniar

$10,000 to $24,999

The Angelo Family Charitable Foundation
Michael & Genna Baron
Nicholas F. & Teresa Casal
Emily I. Dougherty & Rami Turayhi
Blair W. Effron
Jon & Jill Foley
Barrie Glabman & Adam Schwartz
Doug & Alicia Griffiths
Jeffrey & Jamie Harris
Todd & Jess Jacobs
David A. Lapham & Clark S. Mitchell
Vinay Menda
Peter R. & Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation
Richard & Elizabeth Pepperman
Bret & Hanna Richheimer
Haley & David Schwartz
Joshua Steiner
Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch Fund
$5,000 to $9,999

Cathy Blaney
Eric D. & Ana Cantor
Grant & Alexandra Frankel
Mary Glucksman
Julie Katzman
John R. Kline & Ashton Alexander
Rachel H. & Jimmy S. Levin
Paula B. Madoff
Ana Meier
Jessica & Tim Ogilvie
Richard Plepler
Barry Schwartz
Gregory Starikovsky
Bernard & Phyllis Sussman
Lenor Vassil
Trevena Yong & Carlos Fernandez-Aller

Hudson River Park offers a delightful diversity of plantings and hardscape styles, linked by a four-mile-long esplanade. The Park’s botanical bounty across its 550 acres provides a wide assortment of seasonal beauty and a welcome respite to millions of visitors each year.

HRPK's River Project helps increase appreciation and understanding of the Hudson River through hands-on environmental education. Programs inspire budding scientists of all ages to see the River and Park as a living laboratory for STEM exploration, serving thousands of students from all five NYC boroughs.

Responsible park construction and sustainable operations are integral to Hudson River Park. Over the past three years, sustainability efforts have also grown to include larger Park-wide initiatives focused on composting and plastics reduction.