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I've discovered this dam / park There are so many to see the architecture of this dam, 911 Memorial... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Annabelle C
Enjoyed the playground

Hot day, but found some shade and the kids had a great time. Hubby went to the top of the dam and... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Scarsdale, New York
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1 Bronx River Parkway Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595-2112
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

I've discovered this dam / park There are so many to see the architecture of this dam, 911 Memorial and the view from the top of the dam is magnificent ,. It was formed by the old earth and gravel dam, built in 1885, which...More

Thank Annabelle C
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Hot day, but found some shade and the kids had a great time. Hubby went to the top of the dam and enjoyed.

Thank MartaLee13
Reviewed July 23, 2018

My family and I visited the park on regular basis, specially on the Heritage Festivals. its a great park, and plenty parking space, to enjoy a weekend or anytime. The security on the park is good, even though they usually have more than enough cops...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Kensico Dam Plaza is called the Central Park of Westchester. I would not necessarily go that far, but is a great venue for events in the County. The fireworks on the 3rd every year are great and not the mega crowd that hits the city...More

1  Thank WTPArmonk
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Kids really enjoyed the playground which is right in front of the imposing dam. We climbed the stairs to the top of the dam, walked across it and then walked down the other side. It was almost too much for the 4 and 9 year...More

Thank 3000calories
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Plaza to frequent a few Ethnic Festivals. Aside from the Festival there was plenty of parking for those who wish to picnic, walk, jog, bicycle, roller blade, and/or just walk with or without the dog. The View of the...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Great location to see an very impressive engineering display. Beautiful stonework and columns with an Art Deco feel.

Thank kef201120
Reviewed August 13, 2017

My brother took us to this location to explore. We parked up top near the road that crosses the Dam (It's closed to traffic for Security). We walked across the dam and admired the views of the water side and down below to the Plaza....More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a really beautiful park in the heart of Valhalla with a huge dam that you can walk to the top of, and a beautiful park that contains a stunning tribute the victims of 9/11. The base of The Rising contains the name of...More

Thank stuartled
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Easy climb up the stairs or up the foot/bike trail. Go past the concession stand/bathrooms and port-a-potties and up the stairs. In a few minutes you will be like a king and survey the entire plaza, the reservoir, and the lower county. Bring a cap...More

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