Freedom Park Project
THE NEW FREEDOM PARK AT HOVEY POND: As of November 2019, the park was closed for the season and work began to remove the play structures due to a variety of issues with the wooden support structures. The Queensbury Recreation Commission saw this as an opportunity to provide something even greater. With the support of the Town Board in 2019, the Commission planned a new and improved barrier-free play structure to be built in the spring of 2020 at Hovey Pond. The New Freedom Park at Hovey Pond will continue to provide area children with expanded barrier-free play experiences.
HOW IT BEGAN: Freedom Park off Glenwood Ave. opened to the public in the spring of 2001 and was a barrier-free play area that was a first of its kind in the Queensbury area. A brilliant addition for children with a variety of physical abilities. The park project was a coordinated effort between the Glens Falls Kiwanis and the Glens Falls Independent Living Center. Community donations poured in and largely funded the cost of construction. It was a truly wonderful example of how a community can come together for a common goal to benefit children.
THE NEXT STEPS: A Contract will be awarded to Grasshopper Gardens to perform a variety of landscaping work (please see our landscape designs provided by Chazen Companies) that will take place in three different areas of Hovey Pond Park – Lafayette St. Work will begin sometime in April as weather allows. Construction is anticipated to take about 3 months with a completion date of sometime in June or July. Contact the Department Office with any project questions you may have, 518-761-8216.