On Thursday, May 5th, in conjunction with Champagne on the Park, the Lark Street Business Improvement District and representatives from Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced the completion of a beautification project of Dana Park.
Sitting at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Lark Street, Dana Park was selected to be the exclusive recipient within the Capital District of a Scotts Miracle-Gro Company beautification project which included the installation of four new elm trees, shrubbery, flower beds, and new sod. George Gellar, from the Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company, commented on the joint effort: “The City of Albany’s Department of General Services and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company teamed up in March of 2011 to beautify Dana Park in downtown Albany. The level of cooperation and collaboration has been tremendously effective in getting the park together in such a short period of time. Without the cooperation and selfless efforts of many, the beautifying of this wonderful piece of Albany history would never have been accomplished.”
The Dana Park beautification project will further the BID’s efforts to utilize the park to bring neighbors and visitors together while appreciating the splendor and importance of nature.