Parks Creation

Offering vital connections with nature by creating, enhancing and maintaining dozens of parks and preserves throughout the region.

Poets Walk Park Sunset
Poets' Walk Park in April (Photo: Carolyn Odell)

Providing places for people to explore the Hudson Valley’s natural treasures is one of the primary reasons we conserve land. In addition to our 45+ featured parks, Scenic Hudson has enhanced more than two dozen preserves, historic sites and trails throughout the region. Spanning more than 7,000 acres, these green spaces range from urban parks and pocket-sized places to launch a kayak, fish or enjoy a sunset to forested mountain landscapes perfect for hiking, mountain biking and hunting. 

Many of these parks have provided communities with access to the Hudson River for the first time in over a century. Others transformed contaminated industrial sites into magnificent riverfront destinations. All of Scenic Hudson’s parks are open daily free of charge and encourage recreation, inspiration, and a respite from stress.

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