Conference House Park

CONFERENCE HOUSE PAVILION REOPENS BOASTING $6.6 MILLION IN IMPROVEMENTS

CONFERENCE HOUSE PAVILION REOPENS BOASTING $6.6 MILLION IN IMPROVEMENTS
Thursday, April 16, 2020
No. 13
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

NYC Parks announced today the opening of the Conference House Pavilion. Located in the historic Conference House Park, the storm-battered pavilion underwent a complete renovation into a new 3,000 square foot, water and wind-resistant structure.

“Conference House Park is a key Staten Island destination that has served Tottenville and surrounding communities for decades,” said Commissioner Silver. “While you enjoy this beautiful new space and sweeping shoreline views, please continue to follow social distancing guidelines to maintain the health and safety of your families and neighbors.”

The $6.6 million project constructed a new open-air pavilion utilizing existing piles of the original structure. The pavilion’s revamp features landscape enhancements and green infrastructure to better manage stormwater runoff. Additionally, a pedestrian path was constructed to connect the pavilion to nearby Hylan Boulevard.

Funding for this project was provided by a $5.6 million allocation from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio, $850,000 from former New York City Council Member Vincent Ignizio and Council Member Borelli, and $150,000 from former Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro and Staten Island Borough President Oddo.

The pavilion was last remodeled in 2002 and eventually deteriorated due to damage from several storms. Following infrastructural devastation caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011, it was closed to the public. The original pavilion was built in 1935 to honor Almer G. Russell, a community resident killed in battle during World War I. It was located on the shoreline, on the banks of the Raritan Bay at the end of Hylan Boulevard, within view of the historic Conference House.

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