The Westchester RiverWalk was a planned fifty-mile waterfront trail connecting
nature walks, esplanades and boardwalks along the East bank of the Hudson River in
Westchester County. Since the project’s inception in 2003, over thirty miles of
the trail was completed in multiple segments spanning fourteen municipalities.
The Westchester County introduced a set of Design Guidelines to ensure that the
construction implemented by multiple stakeholders was unified by a cohesive
design palette, standard amenities and approaches to construction. Significantly, the
Westchester RiverWalk became a springboard for extensive shoreline redevelopment
and ecological restoration.
In 2016, our Landscape Architecture team won an open bid to provide landscape
design, cost estimating, bidding and construction support services for an extension of
Westchester RiverWalk through the Village of Tarrytown. The project’s goal was to
convert a long-time commercial waterfront site into a park with magnificent views of
the Hudson River and the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
The proposed park included a riverfront esplanade, native perennial gardens, paved
overlooks with seat walls, new lighting and other site furnishings. We collaborated
with the consultant on shoreline restoration by vegetating new riprap shore with black
willow and red osier dogwood live stakes.