State Parks to Hold Information Meeting on Proposed Walkway Elevator

ALBANY, NY (08/24/2010)(readMedia)-- State Parks officials will host an informational meeting on Thursday, September 2 to present conceptual plans for an elevator to the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and to take comments and suggestions on the proposal.

The elevator would serve those wishing to access the Walkway on the eastern shoreline of the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. The proposed location of the elevator is in close proximity to the Train Station and the Children's museum. The project would be funded by a federal grant.

The informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010 in the Auditorium of the Taconic Regional Headquarters for State Parks, 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg.

People unable to attend the meeting who wish to comment on the elevator proposal may provide comments by September 16th to:

John Eberhard; Director of Capital Program; Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Agency Building 1; Empire State Plaza; Albany, NY 12238.

Phone: 518-486-2923


The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened in October 2009, providing access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,678 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. It is one of 178 state parks and 35 historic sites operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. More information is available by visiting, connecting on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.