Beacon Park

Designed for the non-profit land trust Scenic Hudson, this Beacon, NY park trail was in need of improvement.

A new gravel surface was installed and sitting places were created along this trail that now connects Madam Brett Park with the other side of Beacon, including the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, the Beacon train station, and Dia: Beacon. The benches were designed to be simple and beautiful, and above all, vandal resistant. The solid White Oak cut logs weigh approximately 300 pounds each and are held solidly into the earth with posts. They are handsomely chamfered at the edges, and thoughtfully placed along the trail for resting and taking in the magnificent sights along the Hudson River.

The design also called for a pedestrian/bike bridge along the Fishkill Creek that connects the parking lot to the trail. This was done via a right-of-way over the top of an existing City of Beacon sewer pipe.

Client: Scenic Hudson
Landscape Architect: Brian Higley
Landscape Contractor: Maple Leaf Associates, Mahopac, NY