May 7, 2009

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Scenic Hudson unveils improvements to Madam Brett Park

Mayor Steven Gold chats with South Avenue School kids
on the new boardwalk at Madam Brett Park

BEACON – Second graders from South Avenue School in Beacon were the first to experience a new linear walkway along the edge of Fishkill Creek as it winds its way to Madam Brett Park in Beacon.

The project, by environmental organization Scenic Hudson, saw the extension of a wooden walkway that is handicap accessible, to the park. The path runs along the wall of an old brick factory building on one side and the scenic creek on the other.

Steven Rosenberg, Scenic Hudson’s senior vice president, was very much enthused about the project.

“This is absolutely a hidden gem in the City of Beacon,” he said. “The mouth of the Fishkill Creek opens up at the Hudson.” The park is named for one of the founders of the City of Beacon, who operated a mill. The trail connects the community to a “magnificent waterfall” along the creek.

Beacon Mayor Steven Gold was also enthused at the project, which he said will enhance the public’s ability to enjoy the natural beauty of the city.

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