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Hiddenbrooke
 
Beacon's newest park, Hiddenbrooke, is a nearly 100 acre open space preserve for walking and hiking located at the foot of Mt. Beacon.

Enter through the stone pillars marked Hiddenbrooke. Walk along the paved road, passing by the open fields, streams and forests that give this place its beauty and character. Although lying at the foot of the mountain, the land is mainly gently sloped and easily accessible.

The park adjoins a Carmelite Monastery.  Please observe the signs and respect the privacy of the Sisters.
 
For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

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Riverfront Park

With the River Pool, a playground, and volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, this park extending into the Hudson just north of the Beacon train station welcomes those looking to break a sweat. The scenic setting is also perfect for fishing, a family dinner using one of the barbeque pits and picnic tables, or simply ruminating in the grass as the river rolls by. Festivals throughout the year celebrating everything from strawberries to corn to pumpkin make it a place of community, too.

For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

 


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Memorial Park

With pavilions, wooded picnic areas, lighted softball fields and a seriously well-equipped playground, this is your classic town park. It’s also the place for a spring carnival and summer fireworks.

For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

 


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South Avenue Park

Tucked in at the corner of 9D and South Avenue, this is the park for serious hoopsters, with plenty of league action drawing crowds of spectators and players in the warmer months, and pick-up games throughout the year. For those who prefer to hit a ball over the net rather than swish one through it, there are shaded tennis courts here as well.

For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

 


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Green Street Park

This little gem nestled in the middle of a residential neighborhood at the foot of Mt. Beacon features picnic tables under a pavilion, a basketball court, and a great playground for kids.

For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

 


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University Settlement Camp
 
 
Another new acquisition, this park features a large main building and a number of smaller bungalows and a wonderful theater building with a stone fireplace. It is the site of the town swimming pool, and much of the public open space will be developed by Beacon. The remaining property (the mountain slope) will be protected as part of the larger ublicly-owned
watershed area.
 
For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

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Beacon Point Park

CLOSED UNTIL SUMMER 2011

Scenic Hudson has rehabilitated the shoreline off Long Dock Road, putting in boulders and stone steps to stabilize the beach, benches, and a new boardwalk leading to the sculpture pier created by artist George Trakas.

There are plans in the works to increase the size of this park by another six acres. 

For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

 


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Dennings Point
 
This storied 64-acre spit of land is part of the Hudson Highlands State Park system.
The trail here is a woods road loop 1.2 miles long and is open for hiking and fishing, although closed in winter to protect the habitat of the bald eagle. Artifacts have been found on Denning's Point dating back to 4000 BC., and it played a significant role in Beacon's industrial past as the site of a large brickworks. Today it is the home of the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries.
 
For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

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Madame Brett Park
 
Pass under the old railroad bridge and into this park, named after an early pioneer who operated a grist mill on the grounds. Now a favorite spot of local fishermen, its mile of trails along the Fishkill Creek lead to scenic overlooks of tidal marshes and Tioronda Falls. This 12-acre park is maintained by Scenic Hudson. The organization plans to connect Madam Brett park to the Beacon Shoreline Trail, providing a link between Dennings Point, Long Dock, and the Beacon train station.
 
For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

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Beacon Shoreline Trail
 
This hard-pack trail is part of the Greenway Trail System along the Hudson River. It affords a great view of the old Nabisco building, now Dia:Beacon, and features a ramp for fishing from a wheelchair. The trail connects the train station and Long Dock to Dennings Point and, in the future, Madam Brett Park.
 
For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

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Mount Beacon Park 
 
Created on land preserved by Scenic Hudson, Mount Beacon is the most visible summit for miles around, providing a defining backdrop for local communities. Its prominence made the mountain an important factor in the Revolutionary War, when George Washington's troops set signal fires to communicate vital information about British troop movements. The park is crisscrossed with trails, from fire roads to old ski paths. At the top is the gear house for the old incline railway and the foundation of a casino, as well as spectacular aerial views.
 
For the locations of all Beacon parks, go to our city map.

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