100 Ideas for New Paltz

40. create a park at the water treatment plant

Posted in infrastructure, parks, planning and construction by Jason West on June 11, 2009

Create a public park out of the sixty Village-owned acres around the four resevoirs on Mountain Rest Road at the water treatment plant. It abuts Mohonk, is beautiful land and if the public can use the Ashokan Resevoir, they should be able to use the Mountain Rest Resevoirs.



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  1. janine said, on June 29, 2009 at 9:28 am

    so why hasn’t anyone taken steps to begin/complete this project?

    • Jason West said, on June 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

      Janine —

      I though of this when I was up at the water treatment plant years ago — very few people even see the land around the Village’s reservoirs. I’d bet that only a few dozen people have been up there in the past few decades. It’s fenced off along Mountain Rest Road and unless you work for the Village or bushwack from Mohonk property, there’s no way to get there.

      So the simple answer is that few people see it, and it was one of many projects that I think are a good idea, but I didn’t have the time to begin. Hopefully having the idea here publicly will help get the idea into the hands of the right people.


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