A federal grant, coupled with additional project funds from OPRHP (PARKS), funded the expansion and improvement of the Washburn Lot opposite Little Stony Point. The original lot was an unpaved area that could accommodate 15-20 cars, subject to parking behavior. The new lot is paved with permeable pavement in the parking stalls and is designed to accommodate approximately 50 cars. The entrance was moved to provide better line of sight for enhanced safety. During site excavation, stone was found and the lot design was modified to incorporate the stone as a sort of retaining wall along the back edge of the lot.
Before: Washburn lot as a rough dirt lot with capacity for approximately 15-20 cars, depending on parking behavior.
Spring 2016: Thanks to Putnam County and Philipstown who collaborated to remove tree stumps to make way for the expanded lot.
October 2016: Washburn lot is cleared and graded. Natural stone unearthed on the site has been incorporated into the design as a back wall to the lot.
July-August 2017 The lot is paved with permeable pavement and new signs and stairs are added.
September - October 2017 Native landscaping is planted.