Waterfront Planning

The City of Newburgh has an active and vibrant waterfront, and planning is ongoing on how to continue to add vibrancy to land that is currently underutilized.  The following initiatives are ongoing or completed.


Local Waterfront Revitilization Plan update

Hudson River Waterfront Trail

A linear trail is now open along the City's southern Hudson waterfront, from Washington Street to Ward Brothers Park.  

Hours are 7am to 7pm, and access is available at Ward Brothers Park, and at the foot of Washington Street adjacent to the Boat Launch kiosk. 

Official Opening celebration is set for September 24th!  Save the date!

Click on the map below for a detailed version.

Waterfront Zoning Update

As of September 2015, the City of Newburgh has updated zoning.  The City's Waterfront is now covered by two Form-Based zones, Waterfront Gateway and Planned Waterfront District.  These zones govern the basic rules for development and offer a general view of the City's vision for waterfront development in the future.

The entire form-based zoning code can be found on here.

Waterfront Parks

The City of Newburgh currently has three (3) waterfront parks, two (2) waterfront piers/ docks, and a Boat Launch.  The City is also part of the Hudson River Greenway and is developing our waterfront Greenway as part of the Trail of Two Cities with Beacon.

South Street Park


Ward Brothers Park

Newburgh Landing

First Street Fishing Pier

Newburgh Boat Launch

Hudson River Waterfront Trail

People's Waterfront Parcel (formerly Consolidated Iron)

The seven acre remediated superfund site has been officially opened to the public as of March 2016.  

Information regarding its Superfund status can be found:

EPA Superfund Cleanup documentation

EPA Public Notice, March 17 2014

A participatory public planning process has begun, and will continue through at least December 2016.  This will coincide with the update to the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.  The City is not currently actively soliciting ideas or interest for permanent uses. Formal request for ideas will most likely be solicited through a formal Request for Proposals that will take place following the completion of the LWRP in 2017 or later.  This webpage will be updated to include all notices relating to any solicitation for ideas or interest.   The following public opening dates have been scheduled:

March 29, 2016, 11-5

April 23, 2016, 10-5

May 7, 2016 CLEAN UP DAY

Hudson River Valley Ramble Dates:

September 3, 2016, 9:00AM, 'til Dusk
September 10, 2016, 9:00AM, 'til Dusk
September 17, 2016, 9:00AM, 'til Dusk
September 24, 2016, 9:00AM, 'til Dusk


2007 Waterfront Design Charrette

2007 LWRP Presentation

CLOSED- Waterfront RFP