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Alerts & Advisories

As of October 19, 2021


  • No e-bikes, e-scooters or motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted on the Park’s esplanades or piers, or on the bike path adjacent to HRPK.
  • Biking and scootering are prohibited on the Park’s esplanades and piers. Walk your bike or scooter, or use the bike path adjacent to the Park.
  • To ensure the safety of all patrons of Hudson River Park during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that anyone who is not vaccinated please wear a mask or face covering at Hudson River Park events when not able to maintain a six-foot distance from others.


Construction has begun on Phase 2 of improvements at Chelsea Waterside Park.

Constructing the new and improved amenities will require closures of existing Park areas at times, including eventually the dog run and ballfield. The timing and extent of closures are being coordinated to keep as much of the Park open at a time as possible and to minimize the closure durations. The playground and basketball court will generally remain open throughout.

Please take note of our detour signs when posted and check back here for updates.


  • Outdoor fields at Pier 40 and Chelsea Waterside are open with restrictions:
    • All organized group play must be permitted. For recreational permits for athletic fields, please visit here.
    • Participants must adhere to any requirements for masks and social distancing established by New York State or New York City.
    • Organized groups strongly encouraged to record attendance in the event contact tracing is needed.
    • Pursuant to CDC guidelines, masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated patrons when participating in activities with close contact to others.
  • Pier 40 Finger Pier closed until further notice.
  • Picnic House closed until further notice.


The health and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to closely monitor this evolving health concern under the leadership of New York State and New York City. For public safety, some Park locations remain closed or restricted until further notice.

For more information about coronavirus and a guide on how to stay safe, please visit:
NYC Department of Health
NYS Department of Health

If you have specific questions about the virus, please contact the New York coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065. You can also text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments from Notify NYC.