The Westchester County Board of Legislators recently approved $750,000 to renovate Fourth Street Park in Mount Vernon under the county’s Legacy Program.
The board’s action was an override to County Executive Rob Astorino’s veto for this project and is addition to $250,000 lawmakers previously approved for design work.
The renovations will include state-of-the-art basketball courts with new surfaces, basketball backboards and supports, seating, lighting, utilities, equipment storage building, restrooms, fencing, streetscape, landscaping and signage as well as security and surveillance equipment.
“This park is where young people learn valuable lessons of teamwork, discipline and structure,” said Lyndon Williams, a Democrat from Mount Vernon and vice chairman of the county board. “The Board’s approval of funding for these renovations shows that Westchester County truly cares about open space and keeping kids involved in positive and safe activities that encourage good sportsmanship and camaraderie.”
The park, located between South 7th Avenue and South 8th Avenue, is also known as the Mount Vernon Basketball Center; it’s known for hosting local talents including Ben Gordon, Gus and Ray Williams, and Loews Moore and other stars including Julius Erving and Nate Archibald, who have made appearances there in past summer tournaments, according to the county board.