The anticipated opening of the Ansonia Riverwalk extension will take place on Saturday, August 4 at 10AM. The ceremony will be held at the new Pershing Drive entranceway, just south of the Bridge Street Bridge.
The public is welcome to attend the ribbon cutting and encouraged to walk or bicycle the nearly 700 feet of additional new Riverwalk that now extends from Division Street to Pershing Drive. Referred to as the Segment 8 extension, it is the first expansion since the initial half mile walkway opened in 2012.
An exciting new feature includes a 130 foot steel pedestrian bridge over the Metro-North rail line.
When additional future expansion is completed, the Riverwalk loop will cover approximately two miles continuing north on Pershing Drive, over Bridge St Bridge, up West Main St to South Main St and re-connect at the Naugatuck River eastside levee. “
This continues to be a wonderful recreational asset for our residents,” said Mayor Dave Cassetti. “We expect the daily use of Riverwalk will continue to increase as we expand its length.”
This most recent Phase 2 addition now extends the walkway to nearly 3/4 mile, and also remains pet friendly for dog walking.