AMENIA, N.Y. -- A new park in Amenia has opened at the peak of the fall foliage season.
Silo Ridge's Artisan's Park Overlook on DeLaVergne Hill in Amenia offers residents and visitors "another wonderful vantage point to enjoy the spectacular beauty of Dutchess County in its fall splendor," said County Executive Marc Molinaro.
Officials at this week's park opening celebration included Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson.
Molinaro thanked the individuals involved with the project for their "commitment to preserving this land."
The overlook is part of the $500 million Silo Ridge Field Club development in Amenia.
It is a joint project of the Discovery Land Company and Stoneleaf Partners.
The park on Route 44, is a public access park with a sweeping vista overlooking the Harlem Valley.
It will be open dawn to dusk and weather permitting, and it will be maintained in perpetuity by Silo Ridge.
“On a glorious day with a glorious view from Artisan’s Park, the Town of Amenia, which is defined by the views from DeLaVergne Hill, celebrates the opening of this park,” said Amenia Town Supervisor Victoria Perotti.
“The Silo Ridge Project is a wonderful economic boom to the local economy and will be for many years to come.”
Anderson acknowledged the park's developers, Stoneleaf Partners and Discovery Land Company for staying "true to their word" and building "a gem for the entire Hudson Valley to enjoy."
Silo Ridge includes 245 residential units and an 18-hole golf course across 670 acres, 80 percent of which will be preserved as open space in perpetuity and is anticipated to generate over $63 million in new local revenue over the next ten years, according to the release.