Happy Summer Solstice!
On Sunday afternoon, in true preparation for impending summer, Ryan and I walked off our brunch at Peels with a stroll along the Hudson River Park all the way down to Battery Park City. We even worked in a croquet match along the way!
Ryan rides his bike down the Hudson River Park quite often and has seen some of the incredible development going on in the area. I hadn’t been in the area recently, so I was surprised to see that the park’s Pier 25 is now open, complete with $5 minigolf, beach volleyball, a skatepark and a children’s water park.
Many of the park’s boardwalks along the river are still under construction, but the areas that are open are perfectly landscaped and more reminiscent of a Cape Cod dock than a park along the Hudson River in Manhattan. In fact, Pier 25′s “snack shack” ought to serve lobster rolls!
Near its southern end, the Hudson River Park merges with another one of our favorites parks, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, in Battery Park City.
Rockefeller Park has a lush lawn, overlooking the Hudson River and the Jersey City skyline—a truly perfect place for an evening croquet match!
(In case you’re wondering, Ryan won. He also wanted to me to tell you all that I’m admittedly not very good.)
This was entirely unexpected, so we were thrilled when we found out. If you’re a new subscriber or reader, welcome! We have lots of great things planned, so we hope you’ll stop by again.