What is now just a vacant overgrown lot will one day be the site of the second Hudson River access point in Yonkers and the County’s newest park.  The County, at the request of County Legislator Jose Alvarado, has included $10 million in the 2021 capital budget – project number BLA1A - to build the public park.  The City of Yonkers has also allocated $10 million dollars for the project.  The park will be located in the southwest section of Yonkers, with breathtaking views of the Palisades and Hudson River.

County Executive George Latimer said: “With my partners in government Legislator Alvarado & Mayor Spano, the County is eager to bring this beautiful waterfront space to life. The residents who call this neighborhood home deserve waterfront access – and there is no good reason why this scenic view has been shuttered. We stand here today with a vision and look forward to one day stand here as this vision comes to fruition.”

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said: “Thank you to Westchester County for matching the City’s contribution in this joint public partnership.   Once transformed, the park will breathe new life into the community by making another direct access point to the Hudson River. Working with County Executive George Latimer and County Legislator Jose Alvarado shows the realm of possibilities when local government works together.”

Alvarado said: “The creation of a new scenic riverfront park in southwest Yonkers has been a dream for our community, and for me personally, for years. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all just how important green space and outdoor recreation is, especially for residents of the most densely populated areas in our County. This is something our great community needs and deserves. My heartfelt thanks go out to County Executive Latimer and Mayor Spano for their support in helping me make this project a reality. I look forward to the day we can all join together here again for a ribbon cutting.”