Westsiders have an opportunity to provide funds for the park’s maintenance through a proposal called the Neighborhood Improvement District. This fund would be supported by those who use and appreciate the park the most – property owners along the park from Tribeca to Clinton – but we need to show the city that this park is worth our support. You can do that by clicking on the online petition now. Hudson River Park was built only after Westsiders fought for it and a new model was created that was accepted by the City and State - a self-sustaining park that would generate its own revenue for operations. Since that time, maintaining infrastructure has become far more costly than originally anticipated and existing funding generated within the Park cannot support all the Park's needs.