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Hudson Crossing Park Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: We promote environmental education, appreciation of nature, an understanding of the historical significance of this site, community engagement, and regional economic revitalization.

Geographic areas served: Saratoga and Washington Counties, New York

Programs: Hudson crossing park has a unique natural playground designed to serve local residents as well as tourists. The park is a year round community gathering place for people of all ages. It is estimated to have more then 3,000 visitors. The mission includes environmental stewardship and programs for children and adults.

Community Stories

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When you volunteer at the Annual Cardboard Boat Race and see the smiles and determination on the faces of the participants, you can't help but think that this organization is doing things right!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great family fun, a local park encouraging enjoyment of nature and healthy outdoor activity

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HCP is such a unique place. I have seen it grow and grow every year in its diversity of events and people that share its rich history and beauty. Yet it still remains simple and available to all who wish to experience its uniqueness.
Our volunteer SAR team has used the park to help train and certify our Search and Rescue dogs. I have also attended or participated in many different events there with and without my dogs. I grew up with the pleasure of going up and down the Barge Canal on my parents houseboat. So it gives me so much enjoyment to see boats 'lock through'. A piece of history so many get to experience through HCP.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park is a Great place! I as Section Superintendent of the Champlain Canal work with them daily to improve their Natural setting. My family has also held our family reunion at the park for the last 6 years and continuing next year. Amazing place that offers so much for everyone no matter what the age...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My collie and I walk every morning - rain, shine, snow or sleet in the park. We enjoy seeing the changing of the seasons, the nesting turtles and osprey, the fog rising off the river and appreciate that the volunteers keep the park in such good shape.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was walking the trails and witnessed a great family of Canada Geese then continued along the canal and on the way to the falls there was an Osprey nesting on an old railroad pier. The sights and sounds of the park are so great that I turn off my phone while there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park offers so much without out being a drain on the taxpayers. While it is on state owned land, it is maintained by dedicated volunteers who seek donations to keep it operating. With trails for every age level and mobility, it provides experiences in a natural setting that few have the opportunity to enjoy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great events!! Awesome area to visit!! I really like all of the things they do for the area

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We, our kids and grand kids have been coming to HCP for at least 10 years to enjoy the beauty of the nature trails, the fun of a fall catapult pumpkin launch, the incredible experience of multiple cardboard boat races and much more. It is just a great place for families to enjoy each other.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Beautiful park, well maintained, great public and education programs.

Advisor

Rating: 5

This is a hidden gem in upstate NY. Excellent trails, a play garden, kayak launching and lots of activities for all ages

BajaAJ

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great opportunities for vistiing a restored site right on the Hudson River, with amazing Bald Eagles, Osprey, and fishing. Good boating opportunities, dog walking, stunning vistas, and HCO has done such a great job providing environmental education for students in the community, and casual visitors.

Jessica Cornwall C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My children and I enjoy HCP in all seasons. We use the trails to run, bike and snowshoe. The kids love to wade in the river, collect rocks and most important, memories. HCP is a true gem in our community!

Rachelle T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is such a great park for kids and adults alike. I love how the play garden incorporates the land like having tunnels made from Willow trees, large pipes buried in the sand for kids to crawl through and a stone labyrinth to walk on. There are beautiful trails along the water and learning stations that teach about the history of the area. They have awesome events too all year. Definitely a gem in Schuylerville

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Only pictures of special people and places are showcased on our refrigerator...This picture of my children and their friends celebrating a birthday at Hudson Crossing Park is prominently displayed on our fridge and reminds us of a wonderful place with great friends.

My family knows that Hudson Crossing Park is a treasure! We are blessed to have this park in our community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HCP is truly an extraordinary place. I see it in the laughter of children discovering the Play-Garden. And the delight of bird-watchers along the Riverwalk Sensory Trail. For me, it is the pleasure of watching families explore nature; from butterfly gardens to the pocket wetland, from land trails to water trails.

The park is a place for peaceful contemplation and joyful celebration. It is a gathering place. It is our wonderful big backyard.

From the time Native Americans cared for this land it has been a crossroads of transportation and knowledge. The Champlain Canal and Scenic Byway carry on those traditions here at HCP where history comes to life.

The park has bridged communities, built partnerships and forged friendships. Young people learn to be good stewards of our planet and folks of all ages find satisfaction in volunteering.

The park is a remarkable tribute to all who give tirelessly of their time and energy. It is a tribute to all who come to experience this extraordinary place.

Chelsie H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park is my FAVORITE place in the Schuylerville area to walk, run and play! I love the trails, the scenery, the bridge... The park is the perfect venue for so many outdoor events and adventures.

HCP as an organization has succeeded in bridging the gap between local businesses and other organizations and continues to truly BUILD COMMUNITY.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park is a gem. It adds so much beauty and energy to our area!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My family has been visiting Hudson Crossing Park since the first day it opened. We ca!led it the "Secret Park" then because it was so new and unused. It was a gem then and still is today. We visit it often. Molly our golden retriever knows where we are the minute we pull into the canal area and jumps all over the car! We bring golf clubs and a grill and have a great time. We still call it the secret park. It truly is an amazing place to enjoy, and it amazes us continuly how few people take advantage of it. A Gem......our secret park!
I do wish that a grill was available at this great pavilion!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so lucky to have HCP. I love that each season offers different activities and equally gorgeous views. I often take pictures when I’m on my walks because I discover something new every time.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer from the start of the first clean-ups with the Adirondack School until today I have enjoyed giving my time to this park. I have been rewarded with lots of smiles and thank-yous from people from all over the world that have visited the park. I have seen many families grow up,not only human but animals grow up and share this island paradise.

Dan_106

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hudson Crossing Park is much more than "just a park": it is a beautifully-situated combination of VERY diverse things. HCP literally bridges the historical, environmental, educational, and recreational!
Located on the Hudson River -- just 10 miles east of Saratoga Springs -- it spans Saratoga and Washington Counties.
We bike there and have attended wildlife lectures in the outdoor pavilion. The NYS Canal Corp built an excellent small museum by Lock Five (and the ancient remenants of its precursor are still there: Very Cool!).
You can drop a canoe or kayak in from the boat launch, picnic, hike. Drop a line and fish. A few weeks ago there was a family Winter Wonderland fest, followed by a snowmobile demo day. There will be a Canine Easter Egg Hunt, a Mothers' Day celebration, and the annual HCP Triathlon. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Nature abounds, in all seasons.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!