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Friends of Hudson River Park support the creation and preservation of Hudson River Park, the world class park for everyone that, when completed, will run from 59th Street to the Battery and create a great urban waterfront on Manhattan’s west side.
Embracing the notion that Hudson River Park is, indeed, for everyone, we are active participants in the communities bordering the Park and frequently collaborate with its many stakeholders. We are a strong and constant presence at Community Board meetings, and we frequently seek out environmental and other advocacy groups who share our commitment to completing the Park.
Finally, our programs and events, taking place during the warmer months, are designed to attract visitors to the Park and to build support for Friends’ mission, while involving both surrounding neighborhood and underserved communities throughout New York.
To achieve our mission, we pursue the following goals:
- Help attain the public and private money needed to complete the Park
At this point, nearly $200 million is needed to complete the Park. If additional funds are not secured, construction could be delayed and sections of the Park could never be completed.
- Secure park areas identified in the Hudson River Park Act and work with the City and State to eliminate incompatible uses
The Park includes areas that are currently occupied by commercial and municipal operations. We will continue our advocacy efforts to ensure that dedicated park land is not used for other purposes.
- Build a broad constituency for the Park
We will continue our efforts to engage a large and diverse group of Park users and attract more people to our fundraising mission.