Hudson River Park Trust
The Trust, a New York State public benefit corporation, is charged with designing, constructing and operating Hudson River Park. Among the Trust's major goals include improving the park's estuarine sanctuary through public education, research and habitat enhancement and providing free and low-cost enrichment and recreational opportunities for park patrons. Hudson River Park spans five miles along Manhattan's Hudson River waterfront from 59th street to Battery Place. In addition to the approximately 150 acres of upland and piers, the park is also comprised of nearly 400 acres of the Hudson River that has been legislatively designated as an estuarine sanctuary. To properly manage this estuarine sanctuary, the Trust created an Estuarine Sanctuary Management Plan (ESMP) which focuses on achieving goals in expanding waterfront access, fostering environmental education, and natural resource protection and research.