Sean_Hunter_Ryan_Memorial_Park.jpgBradley Parkway Rte 38, West Nyack
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Directions:  From Route 303 head east on Bradley Parkway (County Route 38), park is on your left just before Nyack College. Access is Bradley Parkway or through Buttermilk Falls Park White Trail in West Nyack.

Description:  12.55 Acres - There are numerous Red Oak, Chestnut Oak, Maple, Black Birch, Hickory, Witch Hazel, and American Ash. There is a plaque dedicated to Sean Hunter Ryan, a Park Ranger at Mount Rainier National Park who lost his life trying to save an injured hiker along the trail.

History:  In 1996, the County received 455,000 for an Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) Grant to obtain 9.5 acres of land owned by the Nyack School District as well as 2.96 acres of the land was privately owned by Mary B. Blake of Orangetown. The property was purchased to protect a segment of the Long Path Hiking Trail that stretches 346 miles from the George Washington Bridge to the Adirondacks. On July 9, 2003 the County dedicated the Park to the memory of Sean Hunter Ryan. Sean Hunter Ryan, a Rockland resident, had a true love of nature and the outdoors, which led him to work as a Park Ranger. In 1995, Ranger Ryan tragically fell to his death during a very dangerous rescue attempt on Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State.

Present Use:  Hiking along the Long Path Hiking Trail.  Nature observation.

Future Plans: Remain as a passive use parks.

Wildlife:  Wild Turkey, Scarlet Tanager, Red-Tailed Hawk, Red-Eyed Vireo, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Crows, Blue Jays, White-Tailed Deer, Chipmunk, Skunk, Rabbit.

Rest Rooms:  No      Handicapped Accessible:  No

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