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Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Ossining’s Louis Engel Waterfront Park (open in Google Maps) is a riverfront park with a lot to offer, located in the Old Village neighborhood. You’ve got beautiful views of the Hudson River, paved paths for walking, benches for watching the sunset, picnic tables with 4 grills around the playground area, restrooms, a playground, Ossining’s only outdoor spray park and a stage used to host movie nights, bands and other presentations. The park also plays host to a number of special events throughout the year.

Located in front of the Ossining Train Station, the park is adjacent to the 3 Westerly Bar & Grill, the Harbor Square apartments, the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club, and the Henry Gourdine Park.

Splash Pad

Louis Engel Park’s John V. Chervokas Playground and Spray Park is great for kids of all ages, with a train for make-believe play, swings for kids and babies, some unique swinging/spinning apparatus, slides and more. The spray park (also referred to as the splash pad,  splash park or water park) was resurfaced in 2019, and it looks great!

In recent years the spray park has opened Memorial Day weekend daily from 12PM to 7PM, and closed for the season on Labor Day. The exception is Wednesdays during Day Camp season when it’s open to the public from 3PM to 7PM. The water features are on timers, so if they stop they can be started again by touching the sensor on the top of the post by the spray ground’s entrance.

FYI the other Ossining splash park (smaller and indoor) is at the rec center right next to the indoor pool.

Louis Engel is one of 33+ sites along the Hudson River featuring kayak storage racks installed by Hudson River Greenway. They are meant for short term, non-overnight storage. See more on their dedicated webpage here.


Parking is available along the front of the park. There is metered parking and very limited free street parking. Note that some of the parking spots in front of the park are reserved for monthly parking permit holders, and some are metered spots. The metered spots are pay-only at all times, but the parking permit spots are free to use on weekends and holidays. Parking can be tough to find at times, especially during events. If you can’t find a spot, you can look for free street parking further up Westerly Rd or up Secor Rd/Main St.


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Playground including slides, swings, climbing walls, rings/monkey bars and more.

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A building with restrooms.

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Paved Track

A paved track for jogging, walking, stroller-pushing, etc.

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Benches along the paved paths and at the playground.

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Small beach on the river.

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Spray Deck

Spray deck with water features, lot's of fun for the kids!

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Picnic Tables

Picnic tables in and around the playground.

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4 Grills near the playground and spray park

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You can fish in the river but need a NYS license. Contact the Town Clerk's Office.

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Event Stage

A raised event stage with grassy area for seating.


  • sofia says:

    Is the park open for people to visit still during the virus?

  • Sofia says:

    can i rent a kayak to go kayaking here?

    • Will Schatz says:

      Hi Sofia, the kayak racks at Louis Engel were installed by the Hudson River Valley Greenway and are meant for public use as short-term, non-overnight kayak storage. So the kayaks there are owned by individuals, not an organization.


    I would like to know if the splash park is open?

  • Nina Weireter says:

    Hi are you allowed to swim in the river at the park? My dad has been swimming in the Hudson all his life and wants to swim in it again. I am against it but want to have the correct information.

  • Jennifer D says:

    Can I walk my dog here in a leash? Or is there an area for off leash?

  • Glauca says:

    Fireworks this year???

  • Veronica R says:

    Do I make reservacion for picnic áreas?

  • Perela Horowitz says:

    Hi can anyone come to this spray park? Is there a limit? It also says beach area wondering can the kids play there ?? Looking forward hearing from you thank you

  • Joi says:

    How long will the splash park remain open? We went today (after Labor Day) and were very glad it was open because it is so hot! Will it be open for a few more weeks?

  • Amanda Rosenblum says:

    Hello, what is the summer concert schedule?

  • Tim says:

    Can I launch my kayak from here?

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