February 17, 2021 | By Heather Clark | Rockland/Westchester Journal News

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Sleepy Hollow RiverWalk project begins construction to connect local trails, parks

It’s no secret that the outdoors are having a moment, thanks to the pandemic.

And while we’re waiting for the weather to warm up, the village of Sleepy Hollow has announced that construction has begun on the first phase of Edge-on-Hudson’s new waterfront park — Sleepy Hollow RiverWalk at Edge-on-Hudson.

Edge-on-Hudson is a mixed-used residential development now rising on the former General Motors Assembly Plant site. The project will include residences, a hotel, restaurants and a DeCicco’s supermarket when completed.

According to a release, the developers of Edge-on-Hudson will pay for a “majority of the design and construction costs of the project.” The first phase is estimated to cost more than $2 million.

This first phase of the park, a half-mile long path, will link trails and parks including the Scenic Hudson RiverWalk in Tarrytown, the Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow, Kingsland Point Park, the “Horseman’s Trail” and Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

“We look forward to inviting everyone to Sleepy Hollow to enjoy this new parkland with us,” said Ken Wray, Sleepy Hollow’s mayor.

The first phase is expected to be finished by spring 2022, but the waterfront is still accessible through a temporary access point during construction.

As part of the Hudson River Greenway, the section of the RiverWalk will help connect Albany to the Battery in Manhattan.

The construction announcement comes after the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s shared-use path opened in 2020, welcoming pedestrians and bicyclists to journey over the Hudson River.