Scenic Hudson Land Trust

Boat Pavilion & River Center at Long Dock Park

Project at a Glance

Beacon, NY


Architect Research Office (ARO)

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Created a functional recreation space out of a brownfield site
  • Adaptive reuse of an existing barn into a learning center for arts and environmental-education activities
  • Managed the proper removal and disposal of contaminated material located throughout the site

This project featured the transformation of a derelict, former industrial site and scrapyard into a beautiful riverfront attraction, removing all traces of the site’s commercial and industrial past along with the adaptive reuse of the historic red barn to the Scenic Hudson’s River Center.

The project included stabilizing the barn structure with the goal of keeping as much of the original frame as possible, including the exposed post and beams throughout the building and the exposed ceiling on the ground floor. New M/E/P systems were installed, as well as new windows, insulation and finishes throughout.

Construction of the Boat Pavilion required clearing the site and laying gravel down around new footings and grade beams to support the pavilion structure. The gravel backfill extends onto the newly excavated beach area creating the main water access at the park. Hidden from view, photovoltaic cells on the roof power lights for the pavilion and park while feeding power back to the grid.