A new community park is popping up on a portion of 35 acres of vacant land in Schuyler Falls.
The property at the end of River Road was purchased by the government after major flooding in the mid-1990s.
Schuyler Falls officials, along with the Foundation of CVPH in Plattsburgh, are considering re-purposing the land to include 4 acre park, recreational trails and community pavilions.
Laurie Williams, project manager at Foundation of CVPH, said the organization received $200,000 a two-year project that started July 1.
“Families within the community will be able to come down here and enjoy having an outdoor grill opportunity with their family and be able to get a little exercise at the same time,” said .
Neighbors we spoke with on River Road say they were concerned about people utilizing the new park for the wrong reasons. But Williams says state and local law enforcement will add the new facilities to their daily beat.