Putting the ‘Park’ in Clifton Park
There are thirty-seven acres that will be turned into a park in Clifton Park. The town purchased the land three years ago and the plans were recently unveiled for the park that will contain trails throughout.
The wooded property is situated between Maxwell Drive and Moe Road and would connect the two areas according to the Times Union. The plans include a parking lot on Maxwell Road to hold fifty cars, an area for picnics, a walkway over the wetland area, and places that are open for gatherings in a tree-lined, natural setting.
Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett said this about the new park:
This is just one part of our exponentially growing parks and recreation network. But it's a very important one. This property is certainly unique because it is in the heart of our very busy Exit 9 commerce area. It's also been labeled a gem by many people. I think it's time to put some polish on that gem.
The cost of the project will run about two to three million dollars once it's complete. It is years away from completion but the first phase will be to comply with New York state's stormwater regulations. The property does include some wetlands. There will also be an environmental review and archaeology study of the land.
When the project is complete, the hope is that not only will the people of Clifton Park enjoy it but all of Saratoga County will come to the park.
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