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NYC’s Newest Park Named ‘Little Island’ and Will Open in Spring 2021

NYC’s Newest Park Named ‘Little Island’ and Will Open in Spring 2021

Little Island will offer acres of green space, educational programs, and entertainment for everyone.


New York City’s newest public park, which will be called Little Island, is taking shape in Hudson River Park by W. 13th St. and is expected to be completed by the spring of 2021. The park will offer 2.4 acres of green space, educational programs, and arts and entertainment for New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors to enjoy. The park’s name was announced by the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation.

“It’s a joyous feeling to see Little Island rise up in the Hudson River, and now I can’t wait for New Yorkers and its visitors to cross the bridge, leave the boisterous city behind, and play, lay back and be stimulated every which way by the Island,” said Diller.

Signe Nielsen of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects designed the space to feature rolling hills, walking paths and open lawns, river views, and approximately 100 species of trees and shrubs. The terrain will be situated 15 feet above the Hudson, supported by 132 concrete structures that rise out of the river with a distinct “tulip-like” look that allow for the island to be hilly and diverse. The undulating land will give visitors a never-before-seen view of the city and skyline, making Little Island a unique part of Hudson River Park.



Visitors can step onto the island from entrances on 13th and 14th Streets and will also be accessible through a newly constructed park of the Hudson River Park esplanade. More details about Little Island’s appearance, programming, and opening dates will be available in the future.

Main Image: Credit and Courtesy Little Island

Jacqueline Neber

Author: Jacqueline Neber is an assistant editor and a graduate of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. When she's not focused on writing special needs and education features, you can find her petting someone else's dog. See More

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