FOCAAdmin  Aug.29.2023

Twenty years of local organizing and activism have resulted in the Rivertowns' newest park, a peaceful place of natural beauty and local history. With its striking marble cliffs, native plantings and trails connecting it to Draper Park, the OCA and the Quarry Railroad Trail to the Hastings waterfront, the new Quarry Park also includes interpretive signage detailing the rich history of the site and its connection to the Hudson River, first as the site of Hastings’ first industry--a marble quarry (1828-1871) that provided materials for many celebrated buildings both locally and as far away as Charleston, SC and later as an extraordinary 1936 garden inspired by Buttes Chaumont in Paris. Today’s park includes native wildflower meadows, 1000 Carolina rose bushes, a wooded bluff and 51 newly planted trees.

Make Quarry Park in Hastings a part of your next visit to The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail!

Quarry Park is located at the intersection of Aqueduct Lane and William Street in Hastings-on-Hudson