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Downing Park, Newburgh

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Downing Park is the largest of several public parks in the city of Newburgh, New York, United States. The park was designed in the late 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who gave the design to the city on the condition it would be named after their mentor, Andrew Jackson Downing, a Newburgh native who had died in a steamboat accident on the Hudson River in 1852.

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  • So we feel the need to warn people. We parked near our restaurant on the waterfront and decided to walk to this park while we were here. Well you will be walking through the sketchiest neighborhood....  more »
  • Just a Lovely place to relax and have a picnic. Watching the fish in the pond is relaxing too. Easy to get to and parking plenty.  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful park featuring paved walking paths, freshly cut grass, a huge lake, a small cafe and plenty of on street parking! Gorgeous trees throughout the park offer plenty of shade for picnics and grounds were immaculate! Just beautiful and peaceful
  • A shabby chic park with a large lake, big beautiful trees, lots of geese and ducks, a cafe-type spot (wasn’t open when we were there), benches with park views, and a well worn path for walking and maybe a little biking, or biking for a little one. It’s comfortable, with several families when we visited, and surrounded by some old school houses. It’s a fine vibe, and like Newburgh itself, it’s got a lot of charm, potential, and history. There was more to explore than we had time to see. Could use a playground and a modest repaving, or maybe some fresh funds for an imaginative reinterpretation, once all the new projects around town get their due. Look forward to returning.
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