Parks & Greenspace Initiative Projects for Scotia, Glenville and Niskayuna Announced
The Schenectady County Legislature announced the approval of many community improvement projects for Legislative District 3 under the Schenectady County Parks & Greenspace Initiative, which was included in the 2019 County Budget.
The initiative was created by the Legislature to support parks, recreation facilities and green spaces and other community projects throughout the County.
“My colleagues and I from Legislative District 3 spent the summer identifying areas that needed support and collaborated with town officials to develop a plan to address them,” said County Legislator Thomas Constantine. “These projects will make a big difference in recreational opportunities in Scotia, Glenville and Niskayuna.”
“Increasing accessibility in public spaces is important to me,” said County Legislator Sara Mae Pratt. “Several of these projects specifically focus on accessibility and will allow children, families, and individuals with disabilities to more easily participate in sports, concerts, playgrounds and other outdoor facilities that make our community a great place to live and raise a family.”
County Legislator Michelle Ostrelich said, “These transformative projects will not only improve the quality of life for residents in Scotia, Glenville and Niskayuna, they will also help make these communities more attractive to families throughout the Capital Region and those relocating to the area.”
Village of Scotia
Collins Park will receive improvements including the creation of a handicapped parking lot with guide railings, replacement of boards on the in-line roller hockey rink, deck replacement and and blacktop resurfacing. The kiddie park and Freedom Park stage will also be renovated.
Town of Glenville
At Indian Meadows Park two tennis courts will be resurfaced and nets replaced, the basketball court will be resurfaced and funds will go toward building a new playground pavilion.
Maalwyck Park will get a new playground and new signs and a sidewalk project have been approved in Alplaus.
Town of Niskayuna
Approved projects for the Town of Niskayuna include the purchase of softball netting for River Road Park, new lacrosse equipment at Blatnik Park, resurfacing of tennis and basketball playing surfaces, new bleachers for Town playing fields, additional water features for splash pad, additional picnic tables and benches for Town parks and upgrading handicap accessibility to Blatnik Park bathrooms and the splash pad, and materials to complete the water hookup for the Community Center (Aqueduct) building.
Glenville Town Board member, Mike Aragosa, said, “Glenville families win when we work with the County Legislature to improve our parks and outdoor spaces for all to enjoy.”
Glenville Town Board member, Mike Godlewski, said, “Playgrounds and recreational facilities make up the heart of a community. I’d like to thank the Schenectady County Legislature for helping keep Collins, Indian Meadows, and Maalwyck parks great places for families to enjoy.”