The Leon Levy Preserve in Lewisboro will get a new gravel parking lot that will be off of Route 123, the Westchester Land Trust announced. The addition is meant to boost public access to the roughly 400-acre, town-owned site.
A lead gift from the Jerome Levy Foundation, coupled with support from the Lewisboro Land Trust, have enabled the project.
In a statement, acting WLT Executive Director Lori Ensinger said, “This project represents a shared desire and commitment by everyone involved to better connect the public to this preserve. It is truly a local gem, beloved by many residents, and we all worked in partnership to provide the public with a solution for greater accessibility. ”
Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons said the following in a statement: “The Preserve represents a significant asset for the Town of Lewisboro, for which we are particularly grateful to Shelby White, Jonathan Spanier, the Lewisboro Land Trust and Westchester Land Trust.”
The preserve, which includes rugged terrain, woodlands and wetlands, was acquired by Lewisboro in 2005, WLT notes in its announcement. WLT, which is based in Bedford Hills, also holds a conservation easement on the site.
There will be a groundbreaking for the new parking lot on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., according to WLT.