Friday, December 7, 2018

Design Ideas for Oakdale

On October 13, members of the Hudson community gathered in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library for a planning workshop that was the first step of a project to revitalize Oakdale Lake and the surrounding park. To review the ideas that came out of that session, click here.

In the intervening two months, the Hudson Valley Initiative team from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University has been working with those ideas to create an innovative design concept for Oakdale, which they have broken down into eight doable parts. On Tuesday, December 11, Hudson Valley Initiative returns to present the result of the work so far: "8 Design Ideas for Oakdale Lake."

Kaja KΓΌhl, who directs the Hudson Valley Initiative program, commented, "We heard so many fabulous ideas at the first community workshop in October for different aspects of Oakdale. We wanted to find a way to accommodate as many as possible, so rather than one big vision, we are excited to come back to Hudson and share a series of design ideas with Hudson residents. Each can be pursued individually and at different timelines; together they provide a vision for Oakdale as a destination for all." 

The workshop to review and comment on the ideas for Oakdale takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, at the Hudson Youth Center, located at Third and Union streets. Childcare and pizza will be provided. For more information visit

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for bringing attention to this, Carole! See you there.