Shine a spotlight on your story and help to maintain the Walkway’s 454 solar lights and their surroundings.

When you Adopt-A-Light, we’ll install a plaque engraved with a personal message for all to see and maintain it for the next five years. Solar lights are available for adoption with a donation of $1,500.

Tell Your Story

Commemorate a special occasion, share a birthday wish, welcome a new baby, congratulate a graduate, honor someone important to you, make a marriage proposal, or let the Hudson Valley know that you love the Walkway and want to see it thrive.

Choose Your Number

Each light is individually numbered from 001 - 454, allowing you to choose one significant to you. This map details where each number can be found on the Walkway.

Ensure You Have The Best View

Whether overlooking the City of Poughkeepsie, Highland waterfront, or at the center of the majestic Hudson River, Walkway's solar lights span the entirety of the 1.28-mile-long bridge.

Why Adopt-A-Light?

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the result of a powerful collaboration between the Friends of the Walkway, our partners at the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the New York State Bridge Authority, and our volunteers, members, and donors.

The Adopt-A-Light program is an extraordinary way for Walkway supporters to help us keep our park welcoming, safe, and thriving for years to come. Your donation directly supports the ongoing maintenance and care of our solar lights and as well as the Walkway's programming and operational needs.  
This tax-deductible, exclusive naming opportunity is open to individuals, families, and local businesses.


Celebrate. Commemorate. Congratulate.

Each rectangular metal plaque measures 4" tall by 12" wide and is affixed to the light.
Inscriptions can be a maximum of 44 characters in two rows (22 characters per row).
All letters are engraved as capital letters and centered in each row.
Advertisements, website addresses, and hashtags are not permitted.
For full details on inscription guidelines, please download the Adopt-A-Light Inscription Form below.
ADOPT-A-LIGHT - $1,500

Prefer to pay by check? Download and complete our Adopt-A-Light Inscription Form
Mail completed form to 80 Washington Street, Suite 300, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Questions? Call 845-454-9649 or email walkway@walkway.org.