TROY, NY (May 9, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City is exploring the possibility of commissioning a brand-new cast-in-place concrete skate park beneath the Hoosick Street Bridge. City officials will hold a public meeting at the River Street Market (433 River Street) on Wednesday, May 18th, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the proposed skate park and collect feedback from residents and local skaters.
The meeting will be in person and streamed online via Zoom. The meeting link is available here. Masks are strongly encouraged for in-person attendees, regardless of vaccination status.
Mayor Madden said, “We are excited to explore the opportunity of constructing a skate park on Hoosick Street. While this project is in very preliminary stages, input and participation from the community is welcome as we examine future options for new recreational amenities for Collar City residents to enjoy.”
City Engineer Aaron Vera said, “Discussions around the construction of a skate park have been ongoing for the last several years. Feedback and comments from neighbors, residents, and skaters will help assess the cost and feasibility of undertaking this project.”
Grindline Skateparks—the company selected to design the park—will present an overview of the project during the meeting. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide feedback to help shape the final design of the proposed park. An online survey is also available for residents to submit information on the proposed project.
Construction of a skate park beneath the Hoosick Street Bridge was identified as one of several projects and streetscape enhancements in the Hoosick-Hillside Study to improve quality of life, and create a safe, welcoming environment that provides residents of the Hillside North and South, Downtown, and North Central neighborhoods a place to gather for community events & activities.
The area beneath the Hoosick Street Bridge is also the site of The Uniting Line, the largest public mural project in the City’s history. Additional phases of The Uniting Line include lighting and placemaking to help encourage more pedestrian traffic and activities that take place at the adjacent basketball courts, waterfront, and other open spaces.
John Salka, Communications Director
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