Sherman Creek Park
Sherman Creek Park, a former illegal dumping site, began as a shore cleanup and now encompasses five beautifully reclaimed acres along the Harlem River – including Swindler Cove, the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, and Riley-Levin Children's Garden and renovated shoreline with plans for a state-of-the-art outdoor education center and additional boating facility; and the Harlem River Speedway comprised of the esplanade, bike path, and our Cherry Tree planting project framing the Harlem River Drive.
Serving as the center of our education programs and volunteer opportunities, Sherman Creek serves to demonstrate the sustainable management of public lands in an under-resourced community—from hosting a major compost site in Northern Manhattan to implementing organic gardening techniques and best horticultural practices on a daily basis.
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
SUMMER: Monday - Sunday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm*
SPRING/FALL: Monday - Sunday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm*
WINTER: Monday - Sunday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*
*Call 212-333-2552 for hours during holidays and inclement weather.