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Hudson park renovation finished, but for the railings

Aug 22, 2022 1:00 am

Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that the work that has closed Hudson's Promenade Hill Park for the past 15 months is coming to a close, Department of Public Works Superintendent Rob Perry said. Construction on the $1.8 million rehab project began in May 2021, but was delayed because of the pandemic and subsequent supply chain issues. Perry said the city is now receiving the railings needed to outfit the park’s staircases and ramps, marking the final step of the project, which was originally projected to be completed in late January 2022. Perry told the council, “...There’s a significant quantity [of railings] needed on both sides of ramps and the steps. We are starting to see them trickle in. We have no idea when we’ll have a completion date to open, but that’s really the last of our punch list items.” The $1.8 million project was funded with $1.1 million in state Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant funds, along with contributions from the H. van Ameringen Foundation and the Colarusso family. Perry said a timetable to complete the project is dependent on when the remainder of the railings arrives. “You can’t open a park without railings, he said. “You can’t have stairs without railings and you can’t have handicapped accessible ramps without railings.” The renovation of Promenade Park, which includes a redesigned lower plaza as well as upgrades to the playground area, will be a boost to the city, Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson said. Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.