Ingalls Avenue Boat Launch and Park

Ingalls Ave Park

This 3.85-acre site, located at the corner of President Street and Ingalls Avenue, is a high priority site owned by the City of Troy. It is situated just south of the Federal Lock, and has 500ft of Hudson River frontage.

The City purchased the property in 2006 using NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation funds. The City plans to use the land as a public park on the Hudson River for Troy’s North Central Neighborhood. The park will provide better access to the Hudson River and will meet some expressed needs in this neighborhood. The park will feature a boat launch, comfort station for boaters and parking for 30 boat trailers.. Also, the proposed site plan recommends landscaping with native plants and interpretive signs illustrating Troy’s rich history.

The site was most recently used as a junkyard for 30+ years. The objective of this project is to transform this site into a usable green space along the Hudson River. The investigation and remediation strategy will be completed so as to satisfy Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Health (DOH) standards for an active recreation area.

The major objective during 2009 was to undertake an environmental investigation of the site formerly known as “Jack’s Junkyard”. The investigation results would be a guide to future usage and steps to proper remediation. The City contracted with H2H Associates to conduct the investigation and write a report analyzing the results. Based upon the data collected, H2H Associates recommended a targeted remediation of disturbed areas and encapsulating other areas. H2H Associates worked with the City and representatives to accept this approach for moving forward with this project in 2010.

A revised site plan, construction documents, and permit applications have been submitted to all the applicable agencies. The revised site plan establishes expanded boater parking and a larger comfort station. A boat storage facility could be added at a later date to accomodate school rowing programs and local clubs. The City is hopeful the permitting process can be completed by May 2010, with construction to begin in August 2010. On this timeline all construction could be completed in 2010.

Available Documents:

Park and Boat Launch Site Plan

Historic Maps (3.6M)

Reference Materials:

Engineering and Environmental Services Report

Test Boring Log