Bikers and joggers now have an 11.2 mile continuous path to use along the Bronx River Pathway as the Scarsdale to Hartsdale link is now complete.
Years of planning went into this $ 6.7 million capital project and construction began in 2019. The planning process included initial investigation and analysis, design and preparation of appeal documents. tenders, environmental review, project awareness and presentations, construction and construction inspection and supervision.
The 1.6 mile link required very long stretches of retaining walls, constructed of native stone. The use of materials indigenous to the region is important to preserve our environment. In addition to native stone, native trees and plants were used along the trail, including more than 110 trees, more than 450 shrubs, more than 14,000 perennials and more than 5,000 square meters of grassland, all constituting a magnificent recreational trail for all to enjoy.
Westchester County Director George Latimer said, “Completing the Bronx River Pathway link is another example of updating something we already have. The trails have always provided recreational use for our residents and with the link and new beautiful plantings, users will be able to sweat while enjoying the beauty of the Bronx River Preserve.
Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said: “Our trails are our most used facilities throughout our park system and making this link gives users more ground to walk their trails. kilometers without interruption.
An additional capital project is underway to connect the one mile Oak Street loop to the rest of the trail to complete the entire Bronx River trail.