Riverfront Green City Park
Peekskill, Westchester County, NY


Just off Route 9 adjacent to the Metro-North Peekskill station. Sit on a riverside bench, enjoy a picnic, fly a kite or bring the kids to the playground at one of Peekskill's biggest attractions. A public boat launching ramp is also available. Many special events and concerts are held here throughout the year, so check the calendar listings for Historic River Towns. (914) 724-PARK.

From this mostly concrete park one can see Bear Mountain tower, Inn, and skating rink, Popolopen, and the Indian Point Nuclear Plant.

11/26/2004.  I have been wondering for a long time about the beautiful architectural structures on top of the mountain to the north overlooking downtown Peekskill.  So today I went into downtown Peekskill via Nelson Avenue;  I toured around the area and took John Street west  to a private street that heads uphill.  Here I found out that there are the attractive buildings go under a number of names such as St. Mary's Convent, St. Joseph's House, and a private living area named Chateau Rive.  They were probably at one time all part of the same Episcopalian religious complex.    The Community of St. Mary was founded in 1865 when Mother Harriet and the first sisters were asked to take charge of the House of Mercy in New York City.  In the United States the oldest surviving Anglican sisterhood is the Community of St. Mary at Peekskill.

The Chateau Rive complex is owned by the Chateau Rive Corporation, Mount Saint Gabriel, Peekskill. 


Trails:

Segment 3 Annsville Creek Bridge to Broadway (at Buchanan Border)

RiverWalk follows nearly the entire length of the Peekskill waterfront. Starting at the Route 9 Annsville Bridge, it will descend to the city-owned Annsville Creek Preserve, where it will follow a waterfront trail (currently in design) south to Old Pemart Ave. The route will follow North and South Water Streets to the intersection of Central Ave where a proposed crossing over the Metro-North Railroad tracks at the Lincoln Freight station will lead into Riverfront Green Park. The route will proceed south along the shoreline of Riverfront Green past the Peekskill Yacht Club and utilize a proposed boardwalk over a narrow outlet adjacent to the railroad tracks at Travis Cove to connect to Charles Point Park. Following the shoreline through the park it will then continue along the shoreline in front of the RESCO plant, along the Charles Point Marina boardwalk to Bertoline Way, and onto John Walsh Blvd which becomes Broadway in Buchanan.

Source: Hudson River Trailway Plan.  http://www.westchestergov.com/planning/docs/RiverWalk/RiverWalkSegments1-7.pdf


Charles Point Pier Park, just south of Peekskill's Riverfront Park, Charles Point offers another stunning view of the Hudson River. Fishing is allowed here with a valid license. (914) 734-PARK.