A Tour of Beacon’s Parks

An update on improvements and plans

Last month I toured Beacon’s parks with the city’s recreation director, Mark Price, to get a rundown on recent improvements. The city has five public parks along with Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park and Dennings Point State Park. Overall, Beacon has 703 acres of public and protected land, 5 miles of streams and 11 miles of trails, and more than 3,000 acres of state parkland border the city on the south and east.

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  1. I love all the upgrades and how the work of both city and volunteers continues to improve our parks. It’s a sight better than when we arrived 20 years ago, when weeds and decay attracted gangs. My only concern is that the oaks planted at Green Street Park are too close together…I noticed them while walking past…it would be better to plant one that grows large and healthy than several together which will compete and fail to thrive.