What is the Riverfront Access Study?
The Town of Esopus has over 24 miles of shoreline along the Hudson River, Rondout Creek and Wallkill River as well as numerous streams, lakes and ponds nestled among its ridges, valleys and forestlands. Unfortunately, public waterfront access is limited. Recognizing the Town’s significant shoreline amenities and limited access, the Town of Esopus Comprehensive Plan recommends increasing public waterfront access and associated recreational opportunities and connections.
To implement this Comprehensive Plan Goal to better leverage the Town’s waterfront assets and address the public access deficit, the Town of Esopus and Scenic Hudson are collaborating to prepare the Esopus Riverfront Access and Connections Plan. This Plan will evaluate opportunities for new, enhanced and universal access to the Hudson River and Rondout Creek along with new recreational amenities and opportunities to connect these various parks and preserves through on- and off-road trails. The Town received a grant from the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary program to assist in preparing this Plan.
Riverfront Access & Connections Study
Final Draft AVAILABLE NOW
The Riverfront Study was released for public review on October 16, 2020.
Comments can be submitted via the following options:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Riverfront Comment" in the subject line
- Call (845) 328-0483 and leave a voicemail
- Send a letter to "Riverfront Study" at PO Box 700, Port Ewen, NY 12466
July 22, 2020: Riverfront Study Public Draft
July 22, 2020: Riverfront Study Public Draft Recommendations
September 25th, 2019: Committee Meeting #5 Agenda
August 28th, 2019: Committee Meeting #4 Notes
July 24th, 2019: Summary of Public Input
July 10th, 2019: Committee Meeting #3 Notes
June 5th, 2019: Committee Meeting #2 Notes
May 22nd, 2019: Public Informational Meeting #1 Notes
May 22nd, 2019: Public Informational Meeting Flyer
May 8th, 2019: Committee Meeting #1 Notes
March 27th, 2019: Committee Kick-Off Meeting Notes