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Pelham Launches Wolfs Lane Park Redesign

The Wolfs Lane Park Renovation Project Team is shown here at an Oct. 24 groundbreaking ceremony.
The Wolfs Lane Park Renovation Project Team is shown here at an Oct. 24 groundbreaking ceremony. Photo Credit: Deborah Karson, Village of Pelham NY on Facebook

PELHAM, N.Y. --  A groundbreaking ceremony took place Oct. 24 for the start of a project at Wolfs Lane Park, according to a release on the Village of Pelham NY Facebook page.

State Sen. Jeffrey Klein, Deputy Mayor Susan Mutti and village trustees attended the ceremony. The project is being funded by a grant secured by Klein.

The 5-acre site along the Wolfs Lane downtown corridor will be renovated using the proceeds from a DASNY grant from Klein, according to the release.

Park enhancements include a memorial garden, sculpture garden, bocce courts, a pingpong table, Kompan Supernova, picnic tables and bench seating throughout the park.

These second phase improvements came after the 2015 donations of a children’s playground by the Junior League of Pelham named Woodland Park, according to the release.

The playground was designed by Fred Martin of Environmental Designs, according to the release.

Mutti rewrote the grant to expand its use from one corner of the park to include the entire park using the park philosophy “The Power of 10,” created by the Project for Public Space, a nonprofit.

The village partnered with the Pelham Art Center on the sculpture garden concept, and the center will curate temporary sculpture shows in the park.

The Pelham Preservation and Garden Society has played an active role in providing input on the park planning and is exploring its continued support of the park, including the design of a new pergola at Sparks Avenue.

Sean Jancski Landscape Architects of Rye designed the park, and Perennial Gardens of Bedford was awarded the contract for construction, which will begin immediately.

The tentative date of completion is the end of the year.

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