City of Poughkeepsie officials marked the official reopening of a vastly improved Malcolm X Park on Thursday, June 8.
The event celebrated the upgrades, which include a resurfacing of the basketball courts and new hoops and backboards, new play equipment and safety surfacing, new benches, tables and grills, a new pavilion and raised garden beds, new walking paths and new trees and plantings.
Speakers included Mayor Marc Nelson, Dutchess County Executive William F.X. O’Neil, New City Parks Executive Director Rose Harvey, Scenic Hudson Land Trust and Land Programs Executive Director Seth McKee and Ernest Henry, Executive Director of the Hudson Valley Reentry Network.
The city’s Department of Engineering oversaw the reconstruction of the park, and the project was planned and funded in conjunction with New City Parks, Scenic Hudson and other community partners. Read the full news release here.