See Pics of the New Public Beach Coming to Manhattan's West Side

New Yorkers will soon have a bit of beachfront on the Hudson River thanks to the planned Gansevoort Peninsula.
New Yorkers will soon have a bit of beachfront on the Hudson River thanks to the planned Gansevoort Peninsula.
2/23/21 - By Jody Mercier

New York City may be home to 14 miles of beaches, but none of those sandy shores exist in Manhattan. That's all about to change, though. The Gansevoort Peninsula is set to open in Spring 2023, bringing with it Manhattan's first public beach, so get those sand toys ready. 

Construction on the Gansevoort Peninsula is set to begin this spring. It's the latest redevelopment project from the Hudson River Trust, and when completed, will join the recently opened Pier 26, which debuted last fall, and Little Island, one of our most anticipated openings of 2021, in reshaping Manhattan's west side landscape.

Read on for more details and renderings of the spectacular—and sandy—new park.


Gansevoort Peninsula aerial
The Gansevoort Peninsula is one of many Hudson River Park project reshaping the waterfront green space. 

Located in Hudson River Park between Gansevoort Street and Little West 12th Street, the Gansevoort Peninsula adds 5.5 acres of usable space to the park. Its highlight is the resilient beachfront, which includes a kayak launch.

Gansevoort Peninsula beach
Lounge chairs, picnic tables, and plenty of places to play are incorporated into the Gansevoort Peninsula.

The project, which carries a $70 million price tag, also includes a large sports field, a salt marsh, dog run, and picnic tables, plus plenty of space to lounge and enjoy the riverfront vibes.

Situated in the shadows of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the museum will work with artist David Hammons to install a permanent public art piece entitled Day's End adjacent to the park, meant to allude to the peninsula's history as a shipping pier.

Gansevoort Peninsula ballfield
Set back from the water, an athletic field takes up plenty of space on the Gansevoort Peninsula.

Construction on the Gansevoort Peninsula begins this spring. While you'll have to wait to enjoy this new beachfront property, Hudson River Park still offers a four-mile stretch of riverfront views to enjoy in the meantime, along with destination playgrounds at Pier 25 and Chelsea Waterside Park.

Photos courtesy of the James Corner Field Operations via the Hudson River Park Trust

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