Fort Tryon Park
Situated on 67 acres in Northern Manhattan, Fort Tryon Park is a city, state, and national landmarked park designed by the Olmsted Brothers for John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Rockefeller acquired the land, developed it as a public park, and presented it to the City as a gift in 1935.
Fort Tryon Park towers above the Hudson River and offers commanding views of the Palisades and the lower Hudson Valley. As one of the highest points in Manhattan, it challenges the notion that Manhattan’s best vistas are from its skyscrapers. The Heather Garden – the parks most notable horticultural feature – is a three-acre garden that sits on the park’s Western side along the Hudson River. The newly rediscovered Alpine Garden, an intimate three-acre garden with a collection of stone staircases that traverse the slope down to Broadway, runs along the park’s Eastern side. In the center of the park lies the Cloisters Museum, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features one of the finest collections of Medieval art.
The park has two playgrounds, multiple lawns, eight miles of meandering paths, an array of cultural and recreational programs, and the New Leaf Restaurant a delightful full-service restaurant that will reopen in mid-Spring.