Manhattan Is Getting Its Very Own Public Beach – But There’s A Catch

Soon, New Yorkers won’t even have to leave the city to enjoy a day at the beach.

The Hudson River Park Trust has announced that it will turn an unused portion of the Gansevoort Peninsula at the southern end of the High Line into a 5.5-acre public park. Best of all, this park will feature a real beach.

According to a statement offered by the Trust, this new park will be “the largest single green space in the four-mile-long Hudson River Park and last remaining public-park pier (or peninsula) to be designed and constructed in the 550-acre park.”

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The beach and park will be completed in 2022. However, don’t start shopping for bathing suits just yet. Though the park will feature a beach, the waters of the Hudson River are designated as unsafe for swimming due to high levels of fecal matter.

Still, New Yorkers will definitely welcome the chance to escape the concrete jungle and relax on the water.