TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Troy is doubtlessly getting a brand new skate park. The proposed cast-in-place concrete skate park could be positioned beneath the Collar City Bridge on the corners of Hoosick Street and North 1st Street and Hoosick and fifth Avenue.
“We are excited to explore the opportunity of constructing a skate park on Hoosick Street,” stated Mayor Patrick Madden. “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.”
A public assembly is about for May 18 at 6 p.m. on the River Street Market to debate the skate park and get suggestions from residents and native skaters. Grindline Skateparks, the corporate chosen to design the park, will current an outline of the undertaking through the assembly.
The skate park would have the ability to accommodate skate boarders, scooters, and BMX riders of all abilities. The web site might additionally embrace facilities comparable to benches, shade constructions, and water fountains.
The assembly shall be in particular person and streamed on-line through Zoom. Masks are strongly inspired for in-person attendees, no matter vaccination standing. An on-line survey can be accessible for residents to supply suggestions on the undertaking.
“Discussions around the construction of a skate park have been ongoing for the last several years,” stated City Engineer Aaron Vera. “Feedback and comments from neighbors, residents, and skaters will help assess the cost and feasibility of undertaking this project.”
Officials stated the development of this skate park was recognized as one among a number of initiatives and streetscape enhancements within the Hoosick-Hillside Study to enhance high quality of life and create a protected surroundings for residents of surrounding neighborhoods to collect for group occasions.
The space below the Hoosick Street Bridge can be the location of The Uniting Line, a public mural undertaking in Troy. Additional phases of the undertaking embrace lighting and placemaking to assist encourage extra pedestrian site visitors and actions that happen on the adjoining basketball courts, waterfront, and different areas.