According to Landry, the newly acquired land expands the Schenectady County Woodlawn Preserve. Besides the benefits of expanding the preserve, Niskayuna residents will now be able to enter the preserve from Niskayuna.
Besides the new playground equipment, the town is also going to try to get grant funding to put new trails in.
"The county has a lot of property that sits there. [When] you turn it over to the town, they have a much more vested interest so we're going to spend $20,000 to $30,000 to build a neighborhood park," said Landry.
The money will come from the Parkland Fund, which is funded by a fee builders must pay when they build or extend subdivisions in the Town of Niskayuna.
"It just opens up a lot of opportunity for the town, and you're creating open space and parkland that will never be lost. It's forever parkland preserve," said Landry.