Inwood Hill Park

Parks Welcomes Paddlers: New York State Adds First Nyc Park Sites To Its Hudson River Water Trail

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
No. 93

Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Hudson River Valley Greenway Chairman Barnabas McHenry, Hudson River Park Trust President Connie Fishman and kayakers today celebrated the inclusion of the first NYC park sites in the State’s Hudson River Greenway Water Trail, as well as Parks’ initiative to create a NYC Water Trail that connects paddlers to waterways throughout the city. Commissioner Benepe also joined approximately 30 kayakers to travel the last leg of the 11-day Great Hudson River Paddle.

"As we begin to develop a NYC Water Trail, we are thrilled to have the first park sites added to the State’s Water Trail and to greet participants as they finish the Great Hudson River Paddle here in New York City," said Commissioner Benepe. "Throughout the city, parks along the shoreline are being built and renovated to reconnect the public with the water—Baretto Point Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Hudson River Park, Fort Totten Park and Fresh Kills Park to name just a few. Among the amenities available at these parks, many have or plan to have canoe and kayak launches."

The Great Hudson River Paddle celebrates the improvement of public access along the Hudson River and, as a result of Parks’ efforts, the New York State’s Hudson River Greenway Water Trail has added the first NYC park sites—Inwood Hill Park’s Dyckman Marina and the 72nd Street and 79th Street Boat Basin in Riverside Park. Three additional NYC sites have also been added to the Water Trail—Piers 66, 84 and 96 in Hudson River Park.

"One of the most exciting portions of the Annual Great Hudson River Paddle is the arrival in New York City," said Mary Mangione, Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. "An important aspect of the Greenway’s mission is to increase public access to the Hudson River, so that all New Yorkers can experience this treasured resource. With assistance from NYC Parks Commissioner Benepe and Hudson River Park Trust President Connie Fishman, I am so pleased to add three New York City Parks sites and three Hudson River Park sites to the Hudson River Greenway Water Trail."

Parks & Recreation is also currently creating a NYC Water Trail, which will provide information on safe and legal access to the waters surrounding all five boroughs of New York City. The project will identify park launch sites, as well as connect those to non-park launch sites. The guide will also provide recreational, educational and scenic opportunities along the waterfront.

The New York State Hudson River Greenway Water Trail begins at the Erie Canal and is 156 miles long. Participants in the Great Hudson River Paddle began in Albany and traveled 145 miles of the Water Trail to Pier 96 in New York City.

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Nature CentersInwood Hill Nature Center

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice. Please follow this project on our Capital Project Tracker for updates. To reach our Urban Park Rangers at Inwood Hill Park, please call (212) 304-2277.

ParkInwood Hill Park

A Rabid Raccoon Warning has been issued for Inwood Hill Park. Please visit our Raccoon Advisory page for more information.

MarinasDyckman Street

Transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

MarinasDyckman Street

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are service changes at this marina. Marinas, boatyards, and boat launches are open for personal use of vessels only. Group activities, social gatherings, vessel charters, and rentals are prohibited. Vessel servicing, fueling, and pumpout stations are open. Please maintain strict social distancing of at least six feet and clean and sanitize your vessels after each use. Also, transient and seasonal moorings will not be available for the 2020 season.

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesMuscota Marsh

The East Dock at Muscota Marsh is temporarily closed for repairs. As an alternative, please use the boat launch at Inwood Hill Park or at Sherman Creek.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2021

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