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Project
Poet’s Walk Park
Category
Community
Client
Scenic Hudson
Location
Red Hook, NY

Optimus Architecture was retained by Scenic Hudson Land Trust to design the pavilions for Poet’s Walk, Scenic Hudson’s first active park in the Hudson Valley.

The 121-acre riverfront Poet’s Walk Park offers a picturesque designed landscape with rustic style garden structures designed by Optimus, modeled after Newburgh’s once internationally recognized architect, Andrew Jackson Downing. The rustic wood style construction represents the pre-civil war “Romantic Period” along with Hudson which blends in with it’s surroundings.

Optimus developed construction documents for the main gate, the arbor-style Information Kiosk which greet visitors with park information, and the Overlook Pavilion which offers a focal gathering point for the visitors to enjoy the best view of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. This park and pavilion design emulates a design character that is particularly in keeping with Red Hook’s and Rhinebeck’s built and natural landscape environment.

Optimus was recognized for this project with a design award from the New York Chapter of the Society of American Registered Architects. Years after its construction, Poet’s Walk Park remains a major attraction and landmark destination for visitors and local residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley.


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