With everyone’s hard work — and the design expertise of our Vice President, Bob Hoven — we’ve undertaken several ambitious projects. The Howard Street slide, with its impressive plantings and elegant mini “plaza” continues to flourish and delight passers-by.
At Leggio Park, we added shrubs, annuals, and an urn at its center. We’re in the process of further enhancing it with more trees and a stone wall in addition to flowers (of course!). You can watch our progress throughout this summer.
We’ve recently planted flowers throughout the village and parks again this year including additional planters on Uncle Sam’s Bridge. We hope you enjoy them!
Over fifty trees have been planted on Main Street. Every spring, enjoy the blossoms as these trees get fuller and taller. We’ll continue to prune and maintain them for your enjoyment.
Every summer, enjoy the hanging baskets and pots of flowers that help turn our village into a garden oasis.
Note that Butterfly Weed is the Catskill Flower. We have seeds available if you’d like to plant some!
We also decorate for the seasons with pumpkins in the fall and lots of greenery with lights over the holidays.
We continue to maintain the Blue Star Memorial Park and Policeman’s Park (both which were created by the Catskill Garden Club).
We organized Catskill’s first Roadside Cleanup in 2018 to help pick up litter and restore the beauty of our parks and roadways. We held another in the Village of Catskill’s Clean Up Day in May 2019.
We hope you will also come and enjoy our wonderful Village by participating in our second annual Caturday festivities on June 8th at Howard Street Park from 1-4 PM. Activities include a walking tour of the Merchants of Main Street, a ‘Two Trains’ talk which provides a history of the Black Bridge, a book signing of ‘Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art” as well as plain air painters painting the the various pocket parks along Main Street.
This year’s America in Bloom judges will be in town between July 24-26. Feel free to stop and say ‘hello’ to them while they are out and about seeing the sights!
Watch for our annual Holiday Cookie in December. Date and location to be determined. Help us by baking cookies, buying some or purchasing a holiday wreath to decorate your doorway or home!
More ideas are budding every day!