West Park, New York

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West Park is a hamlet on the west side of the Hudson River in the Town of Esopus, Ulster County, New York, United States. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the area became attractive to the well-to-do seeking second homes because it provided privacy, clean water and relatively inexpensive property.

Some notable residents included: John Jacob Astor, General Daniel Butterworth (before he moved to Cold Spring), Robert Pell, John Burroughs, Col. Oliver Hazard Payne, John Jewell Smith and later his daughter Hilda Worthington Smith, and show business celebrities Connie Ray, Joe Langworth, Peter Dinklage, Blair Ross and Frances McDormand.


Holy Cross Monastery, an Anglican monastery of the Order of the Holy Cross, is located in West Park, as is the Cabrini home founded by Saint Frances Cabrini.

In addition to Holy Cross Monastery, the John Burroughs Cabin and John Burroughs Riverby Study are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.

Coordinates: 41°47′40″N 73°57′34″W / 41.79444°N 73.95944°W / 41.79444; -73.95944