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Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park Bioretention

Description

vegetated area next to a path with a bridge over the Hudson in the far background

Scenic Hudson RiverWalk is a planned 51-mile riverwalk bio-corridor and "greenway" stretching from Yonkers to the border of Putnam County. The portion in Tarrytown is 0.6 miles, providing native plants, green infrastructure to manage stormwater, and shoreline stabilization.

Scenic Hudson partnered with the village, county and developer Natural RE/sources to turn this longtime industrial site into a waterfront park offering magnificent views stretching from the Manhattan skyline to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Features include a series of grass terraces and lawns, and an "eco-corridor" filled with native plants. See "Links Leaving DEC's Website" in right-hand column for Scenic Hudson's RiverWalk Park webpage.

Site Location

  • Site Name: Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park at Tarrytown
  • Address: West Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
  • Owner: Village of Tarrytown
  • County: Westchester
  • Watershed: Hudson River direct
  • Land use of site: Public
  • Can this site be visited? Yes
  • Location on site: Waterfront park

Practice Details

  • Intent of design: Part of Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Project
  • Size of structure/capacity: provides Water Quality Volume of 0.47 acre-feet, or approximately 150,400 gallons
  • Plants or materials used: For a plant list, see right-hand column "Links Leaving DEC's Website."
  • Maintained by: Friends of the RiverWalk maintains plants, Village Parks Department does monthly clean-ups and inspects the green infrastructure system

Design/Installation Information

  • Design: RGR Landscape, PLC
  • Installation: Bradhurst Site Construction
  • Date of installation: 2010
  • Zoning change or special permit required: No
  • Project cost: Entire Project: $4 million
  • Form of payment: Village of Tarrytown/Westchester County Planning/Scenic Hudson RiverWalk

For Aditional Site Information:

Contact: Michael McGarvey, PE, Tarrytown Village Engineer

Email: mmcgarvey@tarrytown.gov

Phone: (914) 631-3668