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Scenic Hudson Park

Sectors

Parks and Open Spaces, Waterfront

Service

Landscape Architecture

Client

Village of Irvington, NY

Location

Irvington, NY

Status

Complete

Completion

2001

Site Area

12 acres

Scenic Hudson waterfront park is the first public use area to receive funding under New York State’s Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, “Brownfields Project.” Once a lumberyard, its 12 landscaped acres offer sweeping views of the Hudson River and the wild cliffs of the Palisades.         

MNLA's master plan and implementation of the park’s infrastructure and amenities includes transformed shoreline of rip rap and capping of the site’s contaminated soils. The vision, which directs the distribution of facilities within the park, is that of a gradual transition from active to passive spaces. Village residents can walk to the waterfront for a game of soccer or baseball, play in the nature-inspired playgrounds, or simply enjoy the Hudson's best scenery from expansive lawns enveloped by seasonally rich plantings that resist flooding, salt spray, and wind damage.

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The park stands as a tribute to the vision of Scenic Hudson and the Village of Irvington, which garnered the financial and political power to prevent banal development on this exceptional site.

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