TICONDEROGA - Ticonderoga's "pocket park" is about to get a facelift.
The town of Ticonderoga has received a $32,000 Environmental Protection Fund grant to make improvements to Lakes to Locks Plaza, commonly known as the "pocket park" at the intersection of Montcalm Street and Lake George Avenue.
The grant will be matched with in-kind local services, according to John Bartlett of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership.
"The money will be used to purchase materials," he explained. "The local share will be in-kind services provided by volunteers, the highway department and the town beautification crew."
Plans call for paving and landscaping in the small park located between two businesses on Montcalm Street.
Benches will be placed. A screen will be erected on the west side to separate the park from a commercial building and posts will separate the plaza from an adjacent roadway leading to a parking lot.
Signage will be erected directing people to public parking and to the nearby LaChute River Walk Trail. A paved path will lead to the trail.
Bartlett said the concept for the improved park came from the town's streetscape plan that was developed a year ago.
The grant application was prepared by Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership design committee.
The grant will be administered by PRIDE.