Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Clean-Up for Castiglione Memorial Park Slated for May 4

I Love My Park Day graphic.


Gloversville, NY – Using New York State’s initiative to clean state parks and historical venues, the Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist (GDDS) will be cleaning up Gloversville’s Castiglione Memorial Park on North Main Street on I Love My Park Day, May 4 at 10 a.m.

“For the past several years, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York have gathered volunteers in cleanup events in numerous state parks, historic sites and public lands on the first Saturday in May to ready them for the summer season,” Jennifer Donovan (GDDS) explained. “It is a great way to keep the Earth Day movement going by continuing to spruce up areas and clean up garbage. Why not extend this to local parks?”

Donovan, along with members of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, helped clean up portions of Gloversville on April 26 as part of the Earth Day and Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful initiatives.

Donovan said this park is also home to the Gloversville Food Truck Fridays event. The 2024 Food Truck Fridays’ summer season will be held on seven Fridays: May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23 — from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be three night offerings as well: June 14, July 12, and Aug. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m.

“By using the state’s ‘I Love My Park Day,’ not only does it help clean up local parks and promote Gloversville’s green spaces, but it also helps ready the spot for Food Truck Fridays, a popular summer event where food trucks come to Gloversville during the Friday lunch hour to give residents and visitors alike new and fun food choices,” Donovan said. “The trucks are parked in the back of the park, off of Elm Street, and space in the park is available for people to enjoy sitting and eating their meals outdoors.”

Friday, May 31, is the first Food Truck Fridays for 2024, kicking off at 11 a.m. The musician performing is Michelle King and food truck vendors include Jammin’ Juice Bar, Parkside Hot Dogs, Teddy’s Gyros, and Robb’s Topp Doggs Mobile Kitchen.

“Having parks and green space is important to every community,” Donovan said. “Whether you are a resident, a tourist or a developer looking to become a part of Gloversville, having beautiful parks and plentiful assets is important to everyone’s quality of life.”

About Fulton County Center for Regional Growth:

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s (CRG) mission is to strengthen Fulton County’s economic base, facilitate sustainable growth, enhance the competitive position of our region, its counties, towns, and cities and facilitate investments that build capacity, create jobs, improve quality of life, and increase the standard living for all its residents. CRG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. To become a member, visit our website at www.fccrg.org/crg-membership. To stay in touch with CRG, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fccrg/. To learn more about Downtown Gloversville, visit www.downtowngloversville.org

and www.facebook.com/DowntownGloversville.

Photo at top provided by Jennifer Donovan, Downtown Development Specialist.

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