As planning and funding for the park progress, we intend to install In summer 2020, Scenic Hudson had the site evaluated for contaminated material related to industrial operations. Several areas identified as containing asbestos have been remediated.
The site is not classified or registered as a brownfield. Scenic Hudson has invested substantial resources to identify and remove garbage, debris and other environmental hazards, as well as to restore unstable areas prone to extreme erosion. These areas will continue to be off-limits to the public to allow vegetation to establish.
While we want park visitors to explore the beauty of this landscape, we are cognizant of the risks associated with the steep cliffs and industrial structures. Warning signs, safety measures like guardrails and security fencing will be incorporated into high-risk areas without detracting from visitors’ experiences. As the park is developed in phases, we advise visitors to adhere to the rules and signage for their own personal safety and protection of natural features.