From the Village of Ballston Spa Parks and Trees Board
Wiswall Park is in need of revitalization. There are invasive plants, the gazebo and park benches are in varying states of decline, our spring is housed awkwardly, the path is uneven, etc. A group of citizens and the Parks and Trees Board have been working on a plan for the renovation of Wiswall Park. We are now at the stage of public feedback.
The Concept Design is based on people using this park for strolling, sitting, visiting, having lunch, and quiet moments in a busy day. We want peoples’ opinions on moving community events (movies and concerts) and Farmers’ Market from this park to other locations in the village. The concerts will be at the Iron Springs Park and the farmers’ market will be at Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum this summer. The movies are currently still planned for Wiswall Park this summer with Iron Springs Park as the alternate location. This is the people’s park, and we need to hear your thoughts and opinions after viewing the concept design. Keep in mind, this is a concept design, as presented at the November 9, 2020 Village Board meeting. The full design for the gardens, structures and other aspects have not been finalized. We need your feedback first. Please freely share your thoughts regarding the concept design of the park as well as future uses for the park by emailing your responses to ParkandTree@villageofballstonspa.org by April 12 to help move this project forward.