Town Park Master Plan and Implementation

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Design and Implementation of a Master Plan for the Development of 70 Acres as a Recreational Park

Weston & Sampson was retained by the Town of Halfmoon, New York to help design and implement a Master Plan for the development of 70 acres as a recreational park.

The park, located on Route 236, needed to accommodate athletic fields that were being displaced by a new Municipal Center.

Starting with a general notion of what the park should be, a vision for its design was developed in a series of public design workshops facilitated by our landscape architects and attended by town leaders, municipal department heads, and the general public.

A master plan to accomplish the long-term vision within the constraints of the site was prepared, and permits for the project were acquired from the US Army Corps of Engineers (wetlands), the State Historic Preservation Office, and the NYS Department of Transportation.

Construction was performed under the requirements of the Wicks Law in five prime contracts: General Site Construction, General Building Construction, Electrical Construction, Plumbing Construction, and HVAC Construction. Throughout the construction phase, administration of all five prime contracts and a full-time resident project representative to monitor compliance with contract requirements and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, were provided.

The completed park provides a Parks Department Headquarters/Maintenance Building; a Clubhouse/Program Shelter building; a relocated historic barn; two remote picnic areas with picnic shelters and restroom buildings; five baseball fields; three T-ball fields; a playground; a “Parade Ground” for community events; a bike/hike trail system with potential for connectivity to surrounding neighborhoods; a nature trail system; an earthen amphitheater; a 3,900 foot long ring road; parking; water distribution, sanitary sewer and storm water management/pollution prevention; and extensive plantings.


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