A park in Binghamton that’s “hidden from public view” appears to be unknown to many individuals.
Union Park is close to the highest of Mount Prospect, southeast of the municipal Ely Park Golf Course.
There are not any indicators alerting the park, which occupies a small tract of land at Ridge Road and Conti Court, bordering the city of Dickinson.
People within the neighborhood who spoke to WNBF News stated they benefit from the quiet park. Most stated they did not understand it had a reputation and did not know something about its historical past.
A person now residing in Vestal recalled engaged on the park challenge in the summertime of 1968 as a part of a Parks Authority program. He stated he and different Binghamton High School college students “built this park” and labored to clear the land. He stated bulldozers had been then introduced in to finish preparations for the positioning.
According to a short report within the Binghamton Evening Press in September 1969, members of the employees’ union Local 7 had been “putting the finishing touches on the handball-basketball tennis court”.
Mayor Jared Kraham and the present Parks Department workers had been unfamiliar with the historical past of the small park. In an e-mail, the mayor famous that Local 7 members had been serving to with some renovations on the web site, which led to the identify Union Park.
Kraham stated individuals residing within the neighborhood talked about their use of the park and close by mountain climbing trails throughout a public assembly held for a brand new antenna to be put in on the golf course.
The mayor famous that residents of the town and the city of Dickinson use the park. He described it as “a hidden gem”.
One girl who lives close to Union Park calls it “the best kept secret in Binghamton.”
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