Yesterday we (family et al) took a tour of these two parks. Both parks are excellent locations for a skate park
Tobey park is big and looks like it's well used during baseball or softball season. I am not sure where the skate park would be located since a lot of the space is dedicated to baseball fields. There looked like some space was available nearest the Avery side of the park ( north side). The park is very open and accessible. I think a larger sized regional park that has lighting would work well here since the park is not too close to neighborhoods that would be affected by the strong lighting. I think the baseball fields have night lighting. It also seems like a great place for having a derby rink next to it.
This has been my favorite neighborhood park so far. It's well situated near the new school ( by Sam Cooper) so I am thinking it would be well used. With the houses surrounding the park it felt like the park was a miniature town square. Also, the Binghampton development corporation (BDC) has put a lot of effort into this area and a collaborative effort with them would be a build on their work. Binghamton is what Rozelle Park could be like if there was a major push by a community Development corporation backing its revitalization. Binghamton is definitely a neighborhood with a lot of charm. A skate park could be an exclamation point for the efforts that have already been poured into the area.
The soccer field at Binghamton looks like it's a cherished part of the community. The major issue that must be addressed is how well
utilized is the baseball field? I don't want to mess with the soccer field. It seems like a lot of baseball fields are poorly used these days what about this one? The skate park would replace the baseball field. Does anyone have some insight into this?