Parks that have Hiking Trails
Hart’s Brook Park & Preserve (Click for Trail Map)
consists of approximately 123 acres and was purchased in 1999 through a cooperative agreement between New York State (50 percent ownership), Westchester County (25 percent ownership) and the Town (25 percent ownership, which included Federal funds). The Preserve has 18 hiking trails totaling more than 2.5 miles and two managed landscaped areas of over ten acres. landscaped areas (9.3 acres) is located near the site entrance and consists of sweeping lawns and garden plantings of specimen trees and shrubs along with a nursery production area. A smaller area is located near a pond. Remnants of the former Gaisman Estate remain, including greenhouses and a small residence, a warming hut, a skating pond and a large barn.
East Irvington Nature Preserve
is a 31.7- acre preserve located on Taxter Road. Prior to the early 1990s this land was informally used as a passive park. The 31.7-acre preserve and pond have been enhanced with features designed by a landscape architect which include nature trails, benches and a viewing platform by the pond.
Taxter Ridge Park Preserve (Click for Trail Map)
consists of approximately 190 acres and was purchased in 2004. Taxter Ridge is used for passive recreation. The development of hiking trails is planned. Users currently park their vehicles on neighborhood streets on either the East Irvington or Tarrytown side of Taxter Ridge to access the park. A small off-street parking lot will be constructed on the northwest side of Taxter Road, providing additional access into the park.
East Rumbrook Park
a 47.8-acre park originally developed in the 1970’s as an athletic complex and park preserve. The park includes two lighted tennis courts, four lighted platform tennis courts and a warming hut, a lighted regulation size basketball court (with four additional backboards for halfcourt games), a lighted junior sized baseball/softball field, a lighted baseball field, a dog park, parking and a nature trail.
Glenville Woods Park Preserve (Click for Trail Map)
consists of 44.6 acres and was acquired in 2001. The Glenville Woods Park Preserve is a passive recreational park with walking trails, with the exception of the front part of the Park, that presently has a playground for active recreation.
Greenburgh Nature Center (Click for Trail Map)
is a 31.1-acre property purchased by the Town in 1973 with local and Federal funds. Open since 1975, the GNC is operated by Nunataks, Ltd. The Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC) has a live animal museum with over 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, outdoor animal exhibits, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, hiking trails, a pond, gardens and a gift shop. The former 21-room manor house was converted into an environmental education center.