FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2022
Saratoga Springs, NY – Mayor Ron Kim is pleased to announce the start of construction of the
downtown portion of the Saratoga Greenbelt Trail (SGT). This important project will provide a
crucial connection between downtown Saratoga Springs and Wilton, helping to cement
Saratoga Springs’ status as a premier recreation and tourism destination. Construction will
begin this month, with a groundbreaking on Friday, April 15 at 11:00am in front of the High
Rock Pavilions, and will be completed by the fall. The portion of the trail in front of High Rock
Park will be completed by the end of the May in an effort to cause the least disruption to the
public's use of the park.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of more bike paths in our city," said Mayor Kim. "The
city, and in particular Tina Carton, Admin of Parks, Open Lands, Historic Preservation, and
Sustainability, has worked hard over the past few years to make this happen. It is a testament
to this hard work that this project has the enthusiastic support of so many in our community,
including Sustainable Saratoga, Bikeatoga, and the Saratoga Farmers' Market. Getting this trail
done on an expedited schedule and with minimal disruption to the neighborhood, including our
Farmers' Market, has been a priority of my office."
The 10-foot-wide shared-use ADA-accessible paved path along High Rock and Excelsior Avenue
will extend from the intersection of Lake and High Rock Avenues to the existing Exit 15 trail end
on Excelsior Avenue. The project will also construct missing segments of sidewalk on the south
side of the streets to create a continuous sidewalk network. In addition, the city will be
replacing forty-nine trees with sixty-two healthy trees better suited for the local environment.
Parking on High Rock Avenue will be restricted during construction.
Construction of this project is supported by grant funding from the New York State Department
of Transportation, the Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Smart Communities
Environmental Protection Fund.
For additional information, please visit https://www.saratoga-springs.org/2425/Saratoga-
Greenbelt-Trail or contact the City of Saratoga Springs Planning Department at 518-578-3550