Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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84 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Continued on page 86 personal watercraft launch area. To accommodate the waterfront trail at this location, a small section of the current roadway and parking area was shifted closer to the railroad tracks with the cooperation of Metro North. A small retaining wall was constructed on the shoreline side of the multiuse trail to prevent undermining along the edge of the intertidal zone. The jewel of the southern waterfront is the Travis Cove boardwalk and overlook. An impressive 10' wide, 800' long, walkway is constructed of helical piles, composite decking, and custom railing. The elevated boardwalk runs adjacent to the Metro North rail line and follows an upward slope until it parallels Louisa Street, and then continues as a paved path to the entrance of Charles Point Pier Park. Two significant features are the Travis Cove overlook; a historic overlook platform on top of a steep rocky promontory with exceptional views of the Hudson Highlands, and a fishing pier that extends out into the cove at the location of the former water intake structure for the Fleishmann Distillery. Generally, the improvements to the waterfront park are designed for compatibility with the existing aesthetic and natural resources along the river. The park components add a relatively minor amount of impervious surface, as the goal was to limit the paved trail to that which is necessary to provide multi-purpose access by the general public. Top: Key: 1. Public Boat Launch 2. Riverfront Green South 3. Travis Point/Yacht Club 4. Travis Cove Overlook 5. Peekskill Bay Greenway Trail 6. Charles Point Pier Park Above: To minimize flooding along the Riverfront Green a section of the rivers edge was stabilized with revetment stone and regraded with three feet of fill, while providing appropriate measures to preserve the existing mature trees. Located in the center of the Riverfront Green is a stamped concrete plaza with an octagonal gazebo, which provides shade and a gathering space for picnics and local events. Waterfront Continued from page 82

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