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A Pretty Walk

For a leisurely walk with a hill and a descent, this is a great destination. The view from the top... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
White Plains, New York
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Large park for all, with beautiful & dramatic views from the dam

The enormous wall of the dam here makes me think of Game of Thrones, and one can hike to the top... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a leisurely walk with a hill and a descent, this is a great destination. The view from the top of the reservoir is well worth it... and in the scenic splendor of Westchester there’s a real feeling of connecting with Nature. Great for a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mhm49mhm49
Reviewed October 29, 2018

The enormous wall of the dam here makes me think of Game of Thrones, and one can hike to the top and walk across. The surprise awaiting is the huge reservoir behind it, with hills surround it (and nice fall foliage). Looking south one views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

I love a photo opportunity but this place has a little bit for everyone. The dam is awesome with wonderful stonework. There is a small playground for the children. Plus a monument for those people of Westchester that died in the 9/11 attack on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harriet M
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Annabelle_8314
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Wagman224
Reviewed September 8, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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