Coxsackie's Riverside Park to close for renovations next week
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Coxsackie's Riverside Park is scheduled to close September 7, to make way for a state improvement project, but the details are limited at this time. The state Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Department is expected to make an announcement about the plan within days, Coxsackie Village Mayor Mark Evans said on August 31. The state owns the property, but the village maintains the park under an agreement with the state. Public Information Officer Dan Keefe from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation declined to reveal details of what to expect, saying the announcement was being finalized. No village funds will be used for the renovations; the state will foot the bill, Evans said. “It is all good stuff and a great project for the park, but it is the state’s project and they get to make the announcement,” he said. Signs have been posted indicating it will close Sept. 7, and remain closed indefinitely. The Coxsackie Farmers Market is held in the park every Wednesday through September 29, and will have to be relocated for the next couple of weeks after the park closes. Evans said the market will move to somewhere near Village Hall for the remainder of the season. The last substantial improvement project at Riverside Park was in 2008. That year the village was awarded $20,000 for the construction of a children’s playground. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.