Waterville Hears Idea For New Park


Waterville Village Board members said yes to exploring the idea of creating a mountain bike park near the former reservoir on Upper White Street.

At last week’s Village Board meeting, resident Joe Misiaszek outlined a proposal to the board. Misiaszek is both a mountain bike rider/racer and runs the local mountain bike club for Waterville students.

He said the village property at the old reservoir, about 235 acres, is perfect for a multi-use recreational area. “It would make an awesome area for public use,’’ he said. “You could put in multi-use trails for mountain biking, cross country skiing, hiking. There’s even a spot for a rustic camping area.’’

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.