Oak Street Park Albany Community Foundation
January 15, 2015

Community Foundation Supports Park Project in Albany's West Hill

Oak Street Park Albany Community Foundation
A visualization of the Oak Street Park, soon to be constructed in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood.

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is pleased to provide support through the Standish Family Fund and the John D. Picotte Family Foundation for this important project.  The Foundation, and these two funds are committed to community and neighborhood development in the City of Albany, and find this project to exemplify what positive things can happen when grassroots efforts are combined with public and private partnerships.

From the Times Union:

The West Hill neighborhood will have a new park to use this summer thanks to two Albany police officers.

While working their beat, Officers Nicholas Abrams and Daniel Biette had the idea for a park on the corner of Second and Oak streets in a vacant lot behind the police department’s headquarters.

Officials Thursday announced that funding to build the quarter-acre Oak Street Park was donated by many community organizations and businesses….

Contributions to the park include two parcels of land donated by Pastor Charlie Muller of the Victory Christian Church, up to $35,000 from the Albany Community Development Agency, $20,000 from BIMBO Bakeries USA, $10,000 from MVP Health Care and $20,000 from The Standish Family Fund and John D. Picotte Family Foundation of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

Click here to read the full article on the Times Union website.