Parks & Recreation
The Village of Piermont parks provide both the residents and our visitors alike a valuable resource for everyone enjoyment. The Village prides itself on having one the most beautiful scenic area along the mountains and the mighty Hudson River. Our outdoor recreation plays a significant role in our residents lives and as such the Village strives on protecting and beautifying our natural resources and parks.
Below is list of the Village Parks and other Surrounding Parks that help make Piermont a wonderful to live and visit.
Kane Park – The Villages Children Play Park. The park was created and dedicated in 1965 and named after a life long Piermont resident Cornelius Kane. The park has provided many generations of children a safe place to play. Located on the corner of Piermont Avenue and Paradise Avenue. The park has slides, swings and seesaws just to name a few things for children to do. The park is open till 9pm.
Frank Parelli Park – This park is located at the site of the former Mill beach and is named after a long time resident and 1st President of the Piermont Lions Club Frank Parelli. This park facing the Hudson River has a small boardwalk with benches and is used by both Village residents and our visitors. The park is open till 9pm.
Elanor Stroud Park – The park is next to the Sparkill Creek directly under the Route 9W viaduct that passes overhead. This park is free to the public as all the parks in our Village. This park is a great place to enjoy an afternoon picinic and in the wintertime it makes for great ice-skating.
The Piermont Pier – The Piermont Pier stretches about a mile into the Hudson River. The pier, built in the 19th century to accommodate river traffic and used during World War II as an embarkation point for troops heading to Europe, is visible from the Tappan Zee Bridge. Piermont Pier, open year-round, provides anglers access to the deeper water off the banks of the river. Parking is available at a limited number of spots on the pier with a permit. The Villages Clerk’s Office issues one-day permits for parking on the pier to non-residents. The Pier is open to 9pm. Your dogs need to be leashed.
Tallman Mountain State Park – Tallman Mountain State Park comprises wooded country on the easterly slope of the Palisades uplands overlooking the Hudson and Piermont Marsh, which lies between the river and the slope. The marsh is part of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The park operates as a day-use area, offering a running track, tennis courts, playfield, cross country skiing, a walking trail, hiking and picnic areas
Clausland Mountain State Park – Clausland is named after the “Clever Indian”, Jans Claus, whose Indian name was Tackamack. He acted as an agent for the sale of land to Dutch settlers. Clausland Mountain Park was purchased in 1969, funded by local donations, County funds and a Federal grant. Clausland Mountain is a very heavily wooded mountain composed primarily of hardwoods; Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Hickory, Beech, Dogwood, interspersed with numerous thick Hemlock stands and dense sections of Mountain Laurel. The land is in its natural state, with many fine scenic overlooks. The major trail is the Long Path and can be identified by a blue blaze. It runs in a north – south direction beginning at the former Nike site off Highland Avenue and exits at Tackamack Town Park.
Wildlife – You will find the best places for bird watching in Piermont. The Piermont Pier and Marsh as well as Tallman Mountain State Park have long been recognized by bird watchers as an ideal area for observing birds. So grab a pair of binoculars and see what kinds of birds you can discover in our lovely Village.
The Village of Piermont has so much to offer its residents and visitors alike. Our lovely Village offers may recreational activities as we are a four season recreational based community. Please see the Village Of Piermont Chamber of Commerce website for a listing of businesses providing services.