Hochul announces $3.2M for Coxsackie waterfront
Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup as expected, Governor Kathy Hochul September 3, announced a $3.2 million project to revitalize the Coxsackie State Boat Launch and Riverside Park. The project will be the first state boat launch to be renewed under the Hudson Eagles Recreation Area. “The Upper Hudson River Estuary, a 60-mile stretch of the Hudson River from Albany to Kingston, is a globally significant ecological and recreational asset,” Hochul said. “The Hudson Eagles Recreation Area offers the opportunity to create a destination unlike any other, a water-based linear park that will draw more people to the Hudson River and better connect communities to the waterfront and waterway travelers, starting with the village of Coxsackie." Hochul also announced the completion of $900,000 in improvements for the Ferry Landing Fishing Access Site across the Hudson River in Stuyvesant. That site provides public access for fishing. The improvements in Coxsackie will include a new open-air pavilion; new trees, landscaping and seating; improved bike and pedestrian connections between the waterfront and downtown; new signage; and renovations to the basketball court. The project will also renovate and modernize the existing boat launch, add a new ADA-compliant kayak launch; and create additional space for transient boater tie-ups. State Senator Michelle Hinchey and Assemblymember Chris Tague praised the project. Coxsackie Village Mayor Mark Evans said, "We want to thank the State Parks for working with us and allowing us to have input into the features and design. This upgrade will allow for more access and expanded use of the park for the next generation and ties into the waterfront re-development occurring in the downtown Coxsackie area." Construction is scheduled to begin September 7 and be completed by spring 2022. The site will be closed to the public during construction. Read the full story at porcupine soup [dot] com.