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On Henderson Park playground, here’s more

Written January 17th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The new Henderson Park playground also comes with a new picnic table, as seen on Jan. 13, 2023.

Here, as Paul Harvey used to say on his famous radio program, is the rest of the story, that is, in this case the story about the new playground at Albany’s Henderson Park.

If you read my story on this park a couple of days ago, you will be interested in the message I got this morning, Jan. 17, from Kim Lyddane, the director of parks and recreation.

Here’s the email she sent me:

When the playground was installed, we decided to open the park back up for play even though we have not completed all of the fit and finish. We didn’t want to keep kiddos off any longer than necessary.  The team is still working on quite a few additional items before we consider the park complete.  Items include:

  • All fixtures (picnic tables, benches, dog poop bag holders, etc.)
  • Signage (interpretive about the history and to honor individuals who donations for improvements were made in their name)
  • A split rail fence along the canal
  • New street trees
  • We are hoping to get the tennis court refinished (went out for bid last summer but didn’t get any bids)
  • And we are going to be doing lots of seeding to help the grass grow.

We still have quite the list, but we are so thankful to be moving in the right direction.  We hope to have it all completed late spring/early summer for a ribbon cutting and celebration.

One response to “On Henderson Park playground, here’s more”

  1. Joyous Fleur says:

    Thank you for the ‘rest of the story’ on Henderson Park.

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