Work Begins at Promenade Hill Park
On Monday, June 8, surveyors are scheduled to begin work at Promenade Hill Park. The surveyors will be taking measurements of the park to prepare for park improvements. Improvements include preserving historic features while providing access to park amenities and extraordinary views of the Hudson and the Catskills for people of all abilities.
“We need to ensure more people can access our public parks. Residents have been demanding park improvements for years and it’s great to be moving forward on this. I appreciate everyone who has contributed to this project,” says Mayor Kamal Johnson.
The city asks all residents and visitors to be mindful of the workers at the park and help create a safe environment. Wear a mask and give them extra space.
The full project is scheduled to take place over 20 months. There will be an 8-month design phase that includes community outreach, creating concept designs, renderings, construction drawings, and cost analysis. The design phase will be followed by a 12-month construction phase that includes bidding, procurement of the construction contract, and construction. The city has contracted with Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Proper and O’Leary Engineering for both design and construction oversight services.
“Promenade Hill Park is a magical place,” says Gail Wittwer-Laird of Starr Whitehouse. “We are thrilled to be working with the City of Hudson and the local community to restore this historic park so that it can continue to provide delight and access for all for years to come.”
The Department of Justice has identified Promenade Hill Park as a priority for ADA improvements.
“I love visiting Promenade Hill Park—to enjoy the views and talk with people,” says ADA Coordinator Michael Chameides. “The city must remove barriers and provide equitable opportunities so that people of all abilities can access City facilities and parks.”
The Promenade Hill Park improvements are funded through a grant from New York State