Schenectady County Announces $600,000 Municipal Park Improvement Grants

Gateway Landing Schenectady

Schenectady County Legislator Rory Fluman, Chair of the Committee on Intergovernmental Cooperation, today announce nearly $600,000 in park improvement grants to local municipalities.

“As a parent, I know that our local parks enhance the quality of life in our communities and make them great places to live, work and raise our families,” said Legislator Fluman.  “That is why I am proud to announce these grants that will help our local municipalities improve and maintain these important spaces.”

The grants will be distributed as follows:

$250,000         Vale Park/Tribute Park in the City of Schenectady
$320,000         Municipal Park Improvement Program

  • $155,000   Village of Scotia
  • $135,000   Town of Rotterdam
  • $20,000     Town of Duanesburg
  • $10,000     Town of Princetown

$  27,000         Gateway Landing/Rotary Park in the City of Schenectady/SCCC

“We are very fortunate to have great parks in the Town of Rotterdam, and we have been committed to preserving and enhancing them for the benefit of our residents,” said Steve Tommasone, Town of Rotterdam Supervisor.  “This is a positive investment for Schenectady County and for the Town of Rotterdam, and I thank the Schenectady County Legislature for once again working with the Town of Rotterdam to improve our people’s quality of life.”

The funding will go towards the completion of the new Tribute Park on Eastern Avenue and its connection to Vale Park; improvements at Collins Park in the Village of Scotia; improvements at Woestina Park, Kiwanis Park, and Great Flats Nature Trail in the Town of Rotterdam; park improvements in Duanesburg and Princetown; and improvements and ADA compliant upgrades to Gateway Landing and Rotary Park in the City of Schenectady near the SCCC campus.

The funding is included in the recently approved 2018 Schenectady County budget.



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