Residents of Hillsdale, NY, are invited to a public meeting Saturday Oct. 24 to learn about plans to re-imagine the town’s Hamlet Park and how the beloved spot could better serve the community. Hillsdale’s Hamlet Committee is currently working to restore the small, long-standing park southwest of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23 and behind the Sheriff’s substation. At the meeting, which will take place rain or shine, residents will participate in discussions about what types of activities, amenities, landscaping and other features they would like to see in the town’s Hamlet Park.
The meeting will be led by Chazen Cos., a landscape design and engineering firm hired by the town to come up with renovation plans. The town board recently approved the hiring of the firm to create a master plan. Still, in order to find success, input is needed from residents. Committee members say the talks at the public meeting, combined with results from a recent survey of residents, will help Chazen formulate a master plan that is expected to be ready by year’s end. “Public participation in the plan is crucial to making sure that the redesigned park will be welcoming, enjoyable and useful to all Hillsdale residents,” said Shannon May, chair of the Hillsdale Hamlet Committee.
Residents are invited to learn about this project to restore the park at the public meeting this Saturday October 24 from 2 to 4 pm at the Hilltop Barn at Roe Jan Park. All residents were also asked to complete an online survey about the park.
The session will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Hilltop Barn at Roe Jan Park, which is one mile south of the hamlet on Route 22.
COVID protocols will be followed at the meeting. Committee members ask that attendees please wear a face mask. Socially-distanced seating will be available.