Waterfront Planning

The City of Newburgh has an active and vibrant waterfront, and planning is ongoing on how to continue to add vibrancSave the Datey to land that is currently underutilized. The following initiatives are ongoing or completed.


Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan

Hudson River Waterfront Trail

A linear trail is now open along the City's southern Hudson waterfront, from Washington Street to Ward Brothers Park. Hours are 7 am to 7 pm, and access is available at Ward Brothers Park, and at the foot of Washington Street adjacent to the Boat Launch kiosk. The official Opening celebration is set for September 24th! Save the date!

Waterfront Zoning Update

As of September 2015, the City of Newburgh has updated zoning. The City's Waterfront is now covered by two Form-Based zones, Waterfront Gateway Hington Street to Ward Brothers Park Trail Map Opens in new windowand Planned Waterfront District. These zones govern the basic rules for development and offer a general view of the City's vision for waterfront development in the future.

View the entire form-based zoning code.

Waterfront Parks

The City of Newburgh currently has three waterfront parks, two waterfront piers/ docks, and a Boat Launch. The City is also part of the Hudson River Greenway and is developing our waterfront Greenway as part of the Trail of Two Cities with Beacon. View other parks in the area:

People's Waterfront Parcel (formerly Consolidated Iron)

The seven-acre remediated superfund site has been officially opened to the public as of March 2016.

Information regarding its Superfund status can be found:

Public Planning Process

A participatory public planning process has begun and will continue through at least December 2016. This will coincide with the update to the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. The City is not currently actively soliciting ideas or interest for permanent uses. A formal request for ideas will most likely be solicited through a formal Request for Proposals that will take place following the completion of the LWRP in 2017 or later. This webpage will be updated to include all notices relating to any solicitation for ideas or interest. The following public opening dates have been scheduled:

  • March 29, 2016, 11 am to 5 pm
  • April 23, 2016, 10 am to 5 pmOpen Today Sign Sitting at an Entrance
  • May 7, 2016 Clean up Day

Hudson River Valley Ramble

Hudson River Valley Ramble Dates:

  • September 3, 2016, 9 am, until Dusk
  • September 10, 2016, 9 am, until Dusk
  • September 17, 2016, 9 am, until Dusk
  • September 24, 2016, 9 am, until Dusk