– blue heron on the Mohawk passing Riverside Park –
Riverside Park is a 7-acre park along the Mohawk River at the North end of Schenectady’s Stockade Historic District, less than a mile from the Union College campus. It offers visitors a slower pace and quieter experience than most urban waterfront parks. We plan to have a ginko stroll through the Stockade Historic District, including Riverside Park on Friday afternoon, October 16, for HNA 2015 attendees.
– map showing Union College & Riverside Park – click on it for a larger image –
With open views to the west, north and east, it is a favorite spot to watch sunsets all year long, from a bench, the swingset at the playlot, or the railing of the Park’s esplanade. Often the first place to flood along Schenectady’s stretch of the Mohawk River, it is also a prime location to watch ice floes and ice jams form in that same stretch of the River:
The following Slideshow gives you a taste of Riverside Park in October, with views of and from the Park (through photos taken over the past several years from September 30 through the first week of November; for many photos of the Park in other seasons, see this post).
You can read about the history of Rverside Park at the website of the Schenectady County Historical Society’s library.
– click to see a companion piece “October in the Schenectady Stockade” –