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Center for the Urban River at Beczak

Yonkers, Westchester County

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The Center for the Urban River at Beczak is one of the best spots along the Hudson to safely explore the river ecosystem. Its two-acre park features a welcoming riverfront lawn, an easily accessible tidal marsh, and a beach for river exploration.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Walkway along the river
  • Visitors center

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Visitors center
  • Educational programs

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

This site has some accessible features, including a walkway and visitors center. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


2 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 914-377-1900

Address: 35 Alexander St., Yonkers, NY 10701

Website: Center for the Urban River at Beczak (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo Credits: NYSDEC