Parks & Recreation

Parks Commission
Chair – Dan Sherman, email PiermontParks@piermont-ny.gov
Committee members:  Carol Cameron, Miche Brisson

The Village of Piermont parks provide both residents and visitors alike a valuable resource for everyone’s enjoyment.  The Village prides itself on having one of the most beautiful scenic areas 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 to protect and beautify our natural resources and parks. All parks are free and open to the public.

Below is list of the Village Parks and other Surrounding Parks that help make Piermont a wonderful to live and visit.

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.

Eleanor Stroud Park – The park is next to the Sparkill Creek directly under the Route 9W viaduct that passes overhead.  This park is a great place to enjoy an afternoon picnic and, in the wintertime, it makes for great ice-skating.

Erie Path– This scenic rail trail with views of the Hudson is a great spot for walking and bicycling. You can access the trail on Ash Street by next to the Historic Train Station and follow it South into Sparkill or North into Nyack.

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.

Goswick Pavilion– The Village of Piermont has a picnic pavilion that can be rented for family activities and special events (max: 150 people).  Fee for rental is $300 per day for residents, $500 per day for non-residents plus $500 refundable security deposit. For more information, call the Village Clerks Office at 845-359-1258 or download the PavilionRental Agreement Here. Goswick Pavilion is located at the base of the Piermont Pier, adjacent to the Art Wittenberg Baseball Field.

Goswick Pavilion

Pavilion, Park & Ballfield

 

 

 

 

 

Half Moon Park- This is a stepped walkway that goes from Piermont Avenue up to the community building and the Community Center Park. There are picnic tables, park benches, and a sculpture garden is planned. The Community Center Park has recreational equipment, and is adjacent to a former school which is now the home of the Piermont Police Athletic League and offers athletic programs for kids and teens throughout Orangetown.
 

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.

Kennedy Park- This small park, located diagonal from Kane Park, is the site of our annual Memorial Day ceremony and observation. The park features  a GI Joe statue, canon and memorial wall to honor our fallen soldiers. Fun fact: there is an actual time capsule hidden in the canon base.

Piermont Community Dog Run– The Piermont Dog Run is a fenced run and play area located at the base of the Piermont Pier, just past the ballfield. The dog park is open to members year round, from dusk to dawn.

Piermont Community Organic Garden– The Piermont Community Garden, located along the banks of the Hudson River, is a beautiful setting where residents of Piermont can garden and get to know one another. To join the wait list or learn more about the Community Garden,  see their website.

Piermont Pier Park – 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. Many residents also choose to explore the Sparkill Creek and Hudson River reserve by canoe or kayak, both of which can be rented from Paradise Canoe and Kayak located adjacent to Kane Park. There is also a pool nestled among the pines with beautiful views of the Hudson and the Piermont March. The pool is open to the public during the summer months. Both day and seasonal passes are available for a fee on the Tallman Beach and Pool Club website or at the pool entrance.

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.