Pier C Park Hoboken, NJ


Arcing pedestrian bridge leading to Pier C Park, with Manhattan skyline behind. Image credit: © David Sundberg/Esto

Promenade along Pier C Park’s eastern edge. Image credit: © Elizabeth Felicella

Lawn area at Pier C Park. Image credit: © Elizabeth Felicella

Slide at Pier C Park. In an opinion piece in the Hoboken Patch, parent Kathy Zucker wrote, “There have been some amazing playgrounds opening up recently in NYC… [and] Pier C is on par with the best of them.” Image credit: © Elizabeth Felicella

Pier C Park play landscape. Image credit: © Elizabeth Felicella

Aerial view of Pier C Park. Image credit: © Alex S. MacLean/Landslides Aerial Photography

Pier C Park plan. Image credit: © Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.


Until the mid-20th century, Hoboken’s waterfront was largely industrial and inaccessible to the public. Today, docks and factories have been replaced by parks and promenades, with new apartments, condominiums, offices, restaurants, and shops close by. Pier C Park is part of a new generation of publicly accessible recreational areas along the waterfront.

Located on the Hoboken waterfront, just west of Manhattan, Pier C Park is accessed via a pier and curving walkway with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline. The island-like park is buzzing with activity: amenities include play landscapes and a water play area for children, lawn areas for sunbathing and games, a promenade with waterfront seating, a fishing pier, as well as landscaped areas with coastal plants and a roosting structure for nesting osprey.

Pier C Park is part of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway—a waterfront corridor spanning nine municipalities, which gives pedestrians and cyclists access to seven miles of shoreline. The walkway will eventually exceed 40 miles in length and will connect the Bayonne Bridge in Bayonne with the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee.

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