A small park with big views.

COLD SPRING, Putnam County (0.7 acre) — It’s hard to believe this riverfront oasis was once the busy loading dock of the West Point Foundry, an important 19th-century ironworks (located nearby in what’s now our West Point Foundry Preserve). In addition to offering magnificent views of the Hudson Highlands, the park is a great place to begin excursions into Foundry Cove and Audubon New York’s Constitution Marsh Sanctuary, havens for waterfowl and migratory birds. (Kayak and canoe rentals are available through Hudson River Expeditions.

Both Foundry Dock Park, the adjacent Chapel of Our Lady (built for foundry workers and their families) and West Point Foundry Preserve are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Free and open year-round, sunrise to sunset.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATES

The safety of park visitors in light of ongoing COVID cases continues to be one of our top priorities. All group visits need to be pre-approved (please fill out this form and email Anthony Coneski to coordinate a group visit).

Although neither the CDC or New York State require masks in outdoor settings, we ask that unvaccinated visitors or large groups consider wearing masks as COVID cases continue to rise in the area.

Thank you for doing your part to protect yourself and others so we can continue to make these precious resources available for all.

Activities

  • Hudson River Greenway Water Trail site
Walking that allow Dog Walking on a Leash Paddling Picnicking Wildlife Watching Fishing with Accessible Opportunities Accessible by Train
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More to explore

Cold Spring’s historic Main Street features an enticing array of shops and restaurants. In nearby Garrison, explore two fascinating homes — early 19th-century Boscobel and Mid-Century Modern Manitoga, built by famed industrial designer Russel Wright. Both feature beautiful grounds.