The Steamboat Riverfront Park is located at the end of Broadway on Riverview Avenue in Verplanck. The restoration and construction of this waterfront recreational facility began in the early part of 1990, when public access of the Steamboat Dock and Hudson River was threatened. A small group of local citizens formed the Verplanck Waterfront Preservation Committee (VWPC), under the direction of Marie Pritchard. The Town Board voted to protect public access the following year. A Personalized Brick Drive Fundraiser was held during the mid-nineties and raised over $16,000 for improvements to the park. The project was completed by the Town of Cortlandt and the park was rededicated in July 1997.
The park offers a pedestrian trail, a fishing pier, ideal for both fishing and crabbing, and an overlook that consists of benches and a memorial tree planted on May 22, 1999, in memory of Michael Alexander. After heading the VWPC for over eleven years, a pavilion was dedicated in honor of Marie Pritchard on June 29, 2002. The Marie Pritchard Pavilion is an ideal picnic area that can now be enjoyed by all Town residents.