Hudson Park Master Plan
OverviewHudson Park, located on the Long Island Sound, is the City of New Rochelle's premier waterfront park, offering a variety of active and passive recreation activities all year round. In November 2019, the Parks and Recreation Department embarked on the process of creating a comprehensive master plan in conjunction with Stantec design consultants. Concurrently, Stantec worked with the Wildcliff Advisory Committee on an Adaptive Reuse Plan for the historic mansion that was devastated by fire in late November 2018.
As a result of extensive site research, public outreach and analysis, draft proposals for both the Hudson Park Master Plan and the Wildcilff Adaptive Reuse Plan were presented to City Council on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
View the presentation PDF or the City Council presentation
The plans is under review by City Council and will be proposed for adoption at the November 10th Committee of the Whole meeting.
Hudson Park Master Plan Community Engagement Timeline
The first public meeting for the Hudson Park Master Plan was held November 12 at City Hall, bringing dozens who shared their thoughts on improvements with the architects and design team. In January, an online survey in English and Spanish featured questions on upgrades needed and space utilization to further refine priorities. Survey results can be reviewed here:
The second public meeting was held on January 30 at 6:30 PM at the New Rochelle Public Library.
“As part of our planning process, we are exploring ideas for new amenities and updates to better serve our residents,” said Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bill Zimmermann. “Our goal is to create the best possible park space for generations to enjoy.”
Hudson Park and Beach are located at the south end of New Rochelle on Hudson Park Road. It features a grassy recreation area with a playground, a music bandshell, seating area, newly renovated bathhouse and two bathing beaches. It is home to seasonal activities, concerts and events, including the New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ Summer Sounds Concerts, July 4th Fireworks, the Lighted Boat Parade and the Snapper Fishing Derby, and is a popular destination all year long.