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Ribbon-Cutting for Riverside Maritime Trail Park

May 29 @ 11:00 am

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Celebrate, with the Riverside community, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand new Riverside Maritime Trail Park on the banks of the Peconic River.

Rain Date: Friday, May 31 at 11 a.m.

Development of the Riverside Maritime Trail Park with pedestrian access to the Peconic River, passive recreation and shoreline/wetland restoration, was a cornerstone feature of the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan (RRAP) and the Riverside Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Plan.  The Park will facilitate a re-orientation of land use and community life toward the River, providing a linkage between a new downtown Riverside and the River and functioning as an anchor for new mixed use development and increased economic activity resulting in brownfield cleanup, blight mitigation and crime reduction. 

As a public gathering space, the Park will provide a welcoming and safe environment, accessible and inviting to all ages and abilities.  Programs, amenities and passive recreational activities that promote healthy living through design and enhance the livability of the community can begin to address the social isolation and other health issues that may be revealed in the Community Participatory Public Health Survey, which is part of the planning process. 

The RRAP and the Riverside Overlay District envision and provide ultimately for a continuous, approximately 1.6-mile Trail from the east side of Peconic Avenue, eastward to Town owned land on the north side of NYS RT – 24 at the easterly end of the Riverside Overlay District, encompassing the County parkland as well as Town and privately owned properties that make up the balance of the river front.

Read More About the History of the Park

160 Flanders Road
Riverhead, New York 11901
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