New park sidewalks are smooth, wide, and curved

To the Editor:
Kudos to the Village of Altamont’s Department of Public Works for the new sidewalks that DPW recently constructed in Orsini and Angel parks.

The village’s young and young-at-heart residents can safely walk and bike on the new smoother, wider surfaces.

This was the staff’s first foray into using curved forms to construct the new sidewalks, and they did a great job. Thank you to all who helped.

Keith C. Lee


Editor’s note: At our request, Keith C. Lee provided this background on his role in creating gardens for Altamont’s parks: I have volunteered in the four parks/gardens for over 20 years. Phyllis Schilling first got me involved with the gardens, starting with the Ben Crupe Bozenkill Park. In May 2004, the village board voted to declare the space on Maple Avenue where the tennis court had stood as “forever green” and, in 2005, Mrs. Schilling designed the gardens at the front of the park. In 2010, the village dedicated the space to the Schilling family, and in 2011 and 2012, I designed and planted the gardens and, again, with the help of the village DPW, installed the labyrinth. As time permits, I still work in the Schilling, Orsini, and Angel park gardens — I feel the green spaces are important to the whole sense of village that Altamont conveys.

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