Chestnut Ridge Capital Projects

Chestnut Ridge Park

2012 - 2020 Capital Improvements:


  Project Name


Type of Work Completed

 Cost to Complete


Tennis Courts Resurfaced

Four (4) courts in poor shape. Surface has cracks, voids and hardware unusable.

All four (4) courts repaired, resurfaced and painted. New hardware, nets and posts included.


Parking Lot & Roadway

Improvements - Phase 1

Maintenance shop parking lot in

poor condition with cracks, broken (sunken) drains and voids.

Three (3) Parking lots and 2 miles of roadway within CRP repaired (Paved/Oil & Chipping) and two (2) drains replaced.


Storage Building

Roof leaking all around skylights and in overall poor condition.

New roof, replace rotted wood decking, removed skylights and reconnected/improved electrical feed to building.


Mechanic Shop - Phase 1

Both buildings (attached) need roofs replaced. Water leaks and rotted wood.

Replacing with Metal Roof and any necessary replacement of rotted wood decking and fascia as needed.


Parking Lot/Electrical and Accessibility Improvements

Safety and direction of visitors, low light conditions and electrical upgrades needed.

Formalized Parking Lot, upgrades and improvements to accessibility/lighting/electrical service. New concrete sidewalks and blacktop around Casino.


Guiderail Installation

All three (3) entrances/exits from Rt. 277 in poor shape and need to be upgraded.

Removed old concrete posts and replaced entrances/exits with guiderail that meets code, is not damaged and looks better. 


Parking Lot & Roadway Improvements—Phase 2

Continued improvements to various road-ways within park that are in poor condition.

Construction Road, Fire Tower Loop, Shelter #2 and Commissioners Cabin Road.


Lower End Shelter/Parking Lot Rehabilitation

Lower end shelters need repairs (including parking lots and concrete pads).

Shelters #25, #27, #27a, #28a, #29a, all received new roofs, some roof trusses/concrete pads/improved parking areas.


Lower End Work—Phase 2

Shelter #37B renovations needed.

Strip and replace roof, replace all rotted wood, painting new stone driveway/parking area.


Martin Lodge

Outdated, doors no longer working properly and masonry repairs.

Poured a new floor, replaced doors, upgraded restroom fixtures and repaired areas of damaged block/masonry.


Additional Tennis Court Resurfacing

Additional eight (8) courts in poor shape. Surface has cracks, voids and hardware unusable.

All eight (8) courts repaired, resurfaced and painted. New hardware, nets and posts included


Mechanic Shop—Phase 2

Damaged/rotted siding, inefficient windows, doors.

Siding, doors, overhead doors boxed in, new windows, etc.


(85% complete)

Casino Doors

Doors no longer working properly.

Doors replaced.


Comfort Station #28/Shelter #4

New Roof, access improved, rotted, site work, wood and new concrete pad/floor.

New concrete pad poured at Shelter #4, new roof on C.S. #28, replaced rotted fascia and opened up to public access.


Roadway & Parking Lot


Several locations throughout park in need of repairs/resurfacing.

A few areas were able to be completed before weather shut down for rest of 2014.


(Estimate– work was part of a HWYs bid)

Parking Lot & Roadway

Improvements - Phase 2

Continue efforts to improve areas within park that are in poor condition/shape.

Culvert replaced in lower end of park. Parking area at Shelter 8, as well as roadway to comfort station, oil/chipped.


Storage Building

Some rot, roof and skylight windows in poor condition

New roof, fixed rot, removed skylight windows


Comfort Station #9

Updates needed.

Complete refurbishment of restroom. facilities.


Martin Lodge

Floor cracked and unsafe, fascia rotting.

New floor installed, rot repair


Shelters 8 & 18

Shelter condition so poor it cannot be rented until improvements are completed.

New roof, parking area and trusses installed, new concrete pad poured. Shelter 18 completely re-built.


Shelter 23 Reconstruction

WPA-era shelter with conditions so poor it cannot be rented until improvements are completed.

Shelter 23 completely re-built.


Eternal Flame Parking Area

Fence around parking lot in disrepair.

New fencing installed.


Maintenance Shop Roof  

Age and overall poor condition.

Roof completely torn off and replaced.


Comfort Station #8

Updates needed.

Complete renovation, including ADA accessible stalls.


Casino Fire Alarm Upgrade

Current fire alarm system outdated and inadequate.

New fire alarm system installed.


Shelter 21

 Roof in disrepair.  Roof replaced.


Shelter 12/13 Comfort Station

Inadequate Plumbing New toilets, plumbing fixtures and piping installed


Concession Stand Renovations

Upgrades needed New tile floor and countertops installed, painted, wall repair, plumbing and electrical upgrades


Tow Rope Installation



New Water Main RPZ Installed for the Upper End of the Park




                                                                                                                                                                                            Total: $2,891,962.00


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