Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park is a breathtaking 67-acre site in Upper Manhattan that was designed by the Olmsted Brothers (sons of noted Central Park architect Frederick Olmsted) at the behest of financier/philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. Rockefeller gifted the land to New York City in 1935.
Located on some of the highest elevations in Manhattan, Fort Tryon Park features sweeping views of the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, and the New Jersey Palisades. Within the park visitors will enjoy the beautiful Heather Gardens as well as many other scenic locations, such as the Abbey Lawn, Billings Lawn, and Linden Terrace. Picturesque river views make Fort Tryon Park an ideal setting for bike rides, picnics, and strolls.
The park is also home to the magnificent Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The Cloisters collection features thousands of works of art displayed in a beautifully reconstructed medieval monastery.