GHS students to help revitalize city park

Student artists at Gloversville High School will be using their talents this year to help with the multi-phase revitalization project planned for Gloversville’s Elk Street Park.

This year, the City of Gloversville and the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth are planning a multi-phase project to revitalize and redesign the park. Phase I, set for summer/autumn 2019, will include resurfacing of the basketball court and a Project Backboard-inspired court mural. Project Backboard is a national non-profit that works with communities to revitalize basketball courts in bright and vibrant ways.

A discussion and visioning session was set for community members on March 10 at the AME Zion Church. The session helped answer important questions to make the park and the Washington Street Tot-Lot as welcoming and useable as possible. The community feedback will also inspire GHS students as they create plans for the court mural. Students will create a selection of works that will be presented to the community for vote this spring.

Project details and updates and information about other exciting initiatives  such as  the 100in1 Day event being planned are available at www.downtowngloversville.org.

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