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Immerse yourself in nature in the heart of the city with this guide to Little Island, one of New York City’s newest public parks.

History: Opened in May 2021, Little Island was built to invigorate the Hudson River waterfront with whimsical landscaping, stunning views, and vibrant performances.

How to Get There: The park is accessible via various subway lines: C and E at the 14th Street station, or 1 and 2 at the 14th Street station.

Landscaping: Enjoy the picturesque verdant paths, overlooks, and rolling hillscape.
The Glade: An enchanting natural woodland garden with seasonal plantings.
Amphitheater: Attend live performances at “The Amph,” with the Hudson River as a backdrop.
Playground: Perfect for families looking for a scenic and peculiar space for kids.

Hours: Little Island Park is open year-round. From May 1–September 30, the park is open 6 AM–1 AM. From October 1–April 30, the park’s hours are 6 AM–11 PM.

Tickets: Entry is free, but during busy periods (12 PM to 8 PM), you may need to reserve a ticket to ensure access.

Tips for Visiting:
Check out their calendar to stay updated on events and performances.
Food and beverages are available to purchase on the island.
Restrooms are available to the public.

Nearby Attractions: The Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Line, and Chelsea Market are all within walking distance.

Little Island provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a unique blend of nature, art, and community. Whether picnicking on the lawn, strolling through the landscape, or enjoying a performance, this “floating park” offers an unforgettable New York City visit.

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