Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk CenterScenic Hudson transformed Sleepy Hollow's historic Kingsland Point Park bathhouse into the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, reconnecting residents with the Hudson River and an important part of their past. The restored building is a center for river-based education and recreation on the planned 51-mile county RiverWalk. Atop the center, named for philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis, a pavilion offers an excellent place to picnic while enjoying spectacular Hudson River views. The building is a short walk from the 1883 Tarrytown lighthouse, now a museum. Together these facilities will offer a spectacular way for visitors to connect with the Hudson River's beauty, ecology and history. Perhaps most important, the bathhouse once again will serve as a place for the Sleepy Hollow community to come together.
Shaping the Future of Sleepy Hollow's WaterfrontPrior to the bathhouse restoration project, for nearly a decade Scenic Hudson helped officials and residents of Sleepy Hollow create a vision for developing the historic 97-acre site of the former General Motors plant -- the largest undeveloped waterfront parcel in the lower Hudson River Valley. Working together we were able to make many improvements to the developer's original plan, including a reduction in residential density, a 50-percent increase in publicly accessible land and a half-mile-long riverfront park affording magnificent views spanning the Palisades down to the Manhattan skyline. However in 2007 General Motors and the site's developer terminated their agreement. In December 2010 GM present village officials with a new plan for the property that incorporates most of the improvements we worked so hard to secure. The project features 1,777 housing units, a 140-room hotel and 172,000 square feet of retail space. More important, the new plan devotes nearly half of the development to parkland, including a shoreline walkway and a buffer along neighboring Kingsland Point Park. People from all over Westchester enjoy the Hudson waterfront in Sleepy Hollow.