$200,000 grant will help with Shuttleworth Park upgrades

Ballfields, tennis courts, playgrounds, bathrooms to see improvements in Amsterdam
A mascot during opening day for the Amsterdam Mohawks in June at Shuttleworth Park.
A mascot during opening day for the Amsterdam Mohawks in June at Shuttleworth Park.

AMSTERDAM — A $200,000 state grant has been awarded to help make improvement to Amsterdam’s Shuttleworth Park.

Work at the Crescent Avenue park will include renovations to the baseball stadium and upgrades to the softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and bathrooms, according to a prepared statement announcing the grant by state Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam. 

“I am pleased to work with Mayor (Michael) Villa and the city of Amsterdam to secure these funds that will help with much-needed improvements and upgrades to the park,” Amedore said in the news release. “Shuttleworth Park is such a vibrant part of the community where friends and family gather to watch baseball, softball and use the park’s facilities for a number of events.

“These improvements will make for a more enjoyable experience for residents and will better showcase the tremendous opportunities the area has to offer.”

The funding comes through the State and Municipal grant program, which provides funding to help with capital projects and infrastructure improvements.

“Sen. Amedore has been a great partner to the city of Amsterdam and recognizes the importance of Shuttleworth Park to this area,” Villa said in a prepared statement. “The park plays such a vital role to our local economy, and this grant will allow us to make the necessary improvements and expand on the park’s success.”

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