The Town of Rotterdam received a $40,000 grant from the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to make needed improvements to Kiwanis Park on Route 5S along the Mohawk River.
The project included a renovation of the boat and kayak launch areas, dock improvements, paving the entrance and exits to the lower parking area, railings along the roadways, restroom facilities, potable water, new signage, new grills, lighting, electricity, handicap parking, an area for those who are handicapped to view the river and other improvements.
In a statement, Town Supervisor Tommasone said, Kiwanis Park is extensively used by boaters and picnickers and provides a relaxing setting along the Mohawk River. I hope everyone in town will find time to visit the park.
Deputy Supervisor Joe Signore, said in a statement that, "it is a beautiful park. Thanks to the efforts of Supervisor Tommasone, who over the last several years actively sought funding to assist in upgrading the park, we can now provide drinking water, handicapped accessible bathroom facilities and other needed amenities which will continue to make the Kiwanis Park a very popular rest stop for the users of the Mohawk Hudson Bike/Hike Trail and for those using small craft along the Mohawk River.
The Town of Rotterdam's Highway Department and Parks Department personnel provided matching assistance with this grant. The Kiwanis Park is located past I-890 and I-90 intersection on Exit 26 on property owned by the Canal Corporation.