The Highbrook Highline is gearing up to open after nine years of advocacy, research, outreach, grant writing and projects.
A path was recently completed connecting Young Avenue through the park, located on Village land that was the defunct New York Boston and Westchester Railroad. The bridge over Highbrook Avenue still stands. This beautiful paver path was the result of a grant from the Junior League, expertise donated by Domenic Ragno and his crew, installation funded by Pelham RE Partners LLC, and work by Pelham’s DPW. Residents and neighboring commuters formerly crossed the park on a dirt path.
Fencing was recently installed on the bridge span and wingwalls. This fencing protects residents so they will be able to enjoy the wonderful view from the top of the bridge. Two Eagle Scout projects – the historic walking trail and bridge span gardens will be accessible to visitors.
The bridge was recently featured in ArtsFest Oct 5-6. Artists from Highbrook Studios hung artwork under the span. The sculpture garden adjacent to the bridge hosted an exhibit as well entitled Concrete Regolith by Alison McNulty, more information is available on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HighbrookStudios
Two additional Eagle Scout projects are being planned for this fall and spring. The brook will be enhanced with a riprap and water pump that will make watering the planting beds easier. Also, the pathway enhancements will be made.
An opening celebration will be planned.
More photos on https://www.facebook.com/highbrook/