POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (Oct. 26, 2021)—A new entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson announced this week by New York Governor Kathy Hochul was made possible by a strategic Open Space Institute (OSI) land acquisition in 2014. The park’s new $2 million East Gate Plaza expands access from the city of Poughkeepsie and provides an ideal location for community events.
"The new East Gate Plaza in Poughkeepsie will serve as a great resource for showcasing local products and enhancing the overall Walkway visitor experience," said Governor Hochul. "The remarkable scenery of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park continues to attract individuals and families from all over and the new plaza will further highlight the Hudson Valley as a tourist destination."
“The Open Space Institute is proud that our efforts to expand the Walkway footprint set the stage for the creation of the new East Gate Plaza,” said Peter Karis, Open Space Institute Vice President for Parks and Stewardship. “We congratulate State Parks, the Walkway Friends group, and all who share our commitment to making parks and open space more welcoming and accessible to the public.”