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5 NYC Waterfront Parks for Your Next Group Outing

Although New York City is known as a booming metropolitan area, that doesn’t mean everything is a concrete jungle.

New York’s many waterfront greenspaces are the perfect location for a special group event. From a family reunion to a company social event or even a private group tour of the Big Apple’s parks, you’ll have plenty to see and experience!

If you’re planning a waterfront outing, make sure all your guests arrive on time and ready for a day by the water. Instead of worrying about everyone getting held up on the subway or lost on the way to the park, reserve a minibus from New York Charter Bus Company to keep the entire day running smoothly.

A minibus rental in NYC is an efficient and comfortable way to transport a big group to one of these popular NYC waterfront parks:

Brooklyn Bridge Park

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The Brooklyn Bridge Park not only offers iconic views of the eponymous bridge, it boasts plenty of space across six piers for visitors to explore. The park spans more than 80 acres and has some of the best views of Manhattan across the East River. Whether you want to play beach volleyball or soccer, have a big picnic, go kayaking, or even spend the day rollerblading at a roller rink, Brooklyn Bridge Park has it all.

East River State Park

This Williamsburg park may not be as large and widespread as Brooklyn Bridge Park, but it still has plenty to offer groups in the trendy borough. East River is a great location to catch some sun along the beach and watch the marvelous sunset behind Manhattan’s skyscrapers. This park also hosts the famous weekly Brooklyn Smorgasburg during the spring through early fall. Get a big group of foodies together and sample some of the city’s best food and enjoy the beautiful views of Manhattan.

Astoria Park

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Astoria Park is one of the most popular waterfront parks in Queens, offering amenities like sports fields, large picnic areas, a skate park, several playgrounds, and of course the historic Astoria Pool. Although the park has lovely amenities, some of the most fulfilling parts of visiting Astoria Park are the sweeping views of Hell Gate Bridge and the Triborough Bridge. They provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxed afternoon with a group of your favorite people.

Battery Park

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Also known as The Battery, this park on the tip of south Manhattan has been an important location in New York City’s history since the 17th-century, playing a role in the American Revolutionary War. Today, the park is a popular tourist destination with several memorials, gardens, sprawling lawns, and unique attractions like the SeaGlass Carousel. Take in pristine views of the Statue of Liberty or even plan an educational day at the Battery Urban Farm.

Hudson River Park

Situated on the west side of Manhattan, Hudson River State Park boasts acres upon acres of waterfront greenspace and 4 miles of pristine walking trails just between the High Line and Battery Park. It’s the longest riverfront park in the country and is a prime location for groups wanting to row, sail, or take a boating excursion.


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