Where: 679 Riverside Dr.
Neighborhood: Upper Manhattan
Website: nysparks.com/parks/93

This park by the Hudson should be your go-to spot every summer in NYC. With a whopping four basketball courts, two of which are full-sized with nets, you don't have to be too worried about not having a spot to practice shooting and dunking. Though there's no shade, the Riverbank Park has two swimming pools where you can chill out afterwards.