July 23, 2009

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Beacon park receives $3 million state grant

BEACON -- The non-profit Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. has been awarded a grant of $3 million to assist in the design and construction costs for the development of a 12-acre public park in the City of Beacon.

The park is part of an integrated plan which also includes a 166-room hotel and conference center on a formerly scarred industrial site along the Hudson River.

In accordance with the Land Trust’s mission of safeguarding irreplaceable landscapes and reclaiming neglected waterfront sites, the Scenic Hudson Park at Long Dock Beacon will offer recreational and educational opportunities, such as kayaking and an informational sign-guided trail, while preserving the native beauty of the wetlands.

The Scenic Hudson Land Trust will maintain the park until the hotel is completed, at which time this responsibility will be transferred to the hotel operator.

The total cost of the project is $6.5 million.


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