Get Your Heart Racing at the East River Park

The John V. Lindsay East River Park, an urban sanctuary on the Lower East Side, is in the midst of a radical renewal. The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is transforming the terrain to shield the neighborhood from the wrath of coastal storms and rising sea levels. While the southern section of the park below Stanton Street is off-limits for now, with a reopening scheduled for 2025, the upper expanse remains open for those seeking a slice of nature in the metropolitan maze.

Despite the ongoing changes, the northern part of East River Park stands as a green respite amid the city’s relentless pace, demonstrating that even in the heart of the urban hustle, nature’s embrace is just moments away. Residents of the nearby EVGB can still tap into heart-pumping activities, from invigorating morning jogs along the scenic riverside to a lively game of baseball.

The park’s recreational facilities cater to various interests and fitness levels. You’ll find running and cycling paths along the water’s edge at the East River Promenade, offering stunning views of the river and the Manhattan skyline — ideal for both relaxing pursuits and serious athletic endeavors. The East River Park Track is an artificial grass field with soccer areas encircled by a quarter-mile running track. Additionally, the East River Outdoor Gym features fitness equipment for a comprehensive workout. For more information about the fields and courts, this interactive map provides details on specific activities, locations, and current availability.

For more leisurely outdoor activities, the East River Playground at East 11th Street and East River Drive offers a safe and engaging environment for children to play and explore. The designated barbecue areas along FDR Drive at East 10th Street are perfect for picnics and social gatherings, equipped with grills and seating to enjoy outdoor meals in a beautiful setting.

For EVGB residents planning a cardio workout or wanting to host gatherings with family and friends, consider East River Park your new backyard playground — perfect for your next vigorous cycle or a fun get-together in the sun. The park is accessible via entrances at East Houston Street, Sixth Street Bridge, and 10th Street Bridge. It is well connected to public transportation, including nearby subway stations and bus routes.

If you’re seeking an East Village luxury apartment, proximity to East River Park is just one of the many perks EVGB offers. Enjoy the vibrant community, top-notch dining, trendy shops, and cultural attractions that make the East Village one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. Call today for details about availability or to get in touch with the leasing team.

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