County: Westchester County
Population: 10,000 to 50,000
2016 Local Government Achievement Award
City Hall: (914) 737-3400
In 1998, Scenic Hudson and the City of Peekskill partnered to acquire a vacant, underutilized 4.4 acre industrial waterfront property. The NYS Brownfields Program funded environmental remediation and shoreline stabilization of this property, locally known as Peekskill Landing. Then in 2009, Peekskill completed a Waterfront Park and Trail Master Plan with extensive public input and funding assistance from NYS Department of State and Ginsburg Development Companies. The public was engaged in park and trail design through the charrettes process, and the City was awarded grants from Empire State Development (ESD), Department of State, and the Office of Parks and Recreation to construct and open the beautifully landscaped ADA accessible “Scenic Hudson Park at Peekskill Landing” in 2014. In 2015, the second phase of the ESD grant was used to implement the Waterfront Master Plan, by constructing a mile-long ADA accessible multi-use waterfront trail and three-acre Riverfront Green South Park. This trail provides pedestrian access between two existing heavily used parks, and links them with the adjacent Metro North train station.