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.
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. People call them splash parks or pads, or just water parks. Whatever you call them, they’re great for the kids in the summer heat! This was resurfaced in 2019, and it looks great!
You’ll need to confirm the spray park hours but roughly: once it gets summery it opens on weekends from 12PM to 6PM. Starting May 25 (in 2019), it is open every day through Labor Day. The exception is Wednesdays during Day Camp season when it’s open to the public from 3PM to 6PM. 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 is at the rec center 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 limited free street parking. Parking can be tough to find at times.
Playground including slides, swings, climbing walls, rings/monkey bars and more.
A building with restrooms.
A paved track for jogging, walking, stroller-pushing, etc.
Benches along the paved paths and at the playground.
Small beach on the river.
Spray deck with water features, lot's of fun for the kids!
Picnic tables in and around the playground.
4 Grills near the playground and spray park
You can fish in the river but need a NYS license. Contact the Town Clerk's Office.
A raised event stage with grassy area for seating.