Aqueduct Park

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Three dozen volunteers from Friends of Niskayuna Rowing helped install a new retaining wall at Aqueduct Park on Saturday.

Volunteers, town unite for upgrades at Aqueduct Park

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Teamwork makes the dream work for Niskayuna Rowing, both in the shells and on the shore. On Sept. 16, 36 parent volunteers put in a nine-hour work day at Aqueduct Park, working on…




Members of the Niskayuna Rowing team carry boats to the water during an April 21 practice in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Grant secured to improve Aqueduct Park

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — There will be toilets. At the town’s Aqueduct Park that is, the main reward from the state’s Regional Economic Development Council’s $150,000 grant bestowed last week upon the Friends of Niskayuna Rowing and…


Kelly de la Rocha kayaks up the Alplaus Kill. (Photo provided)

Kayaking the Mohawk provides multiple rewards

BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Finally, after years of wishing, I have a kayak. Two of them, actually — a great Craigslist find. The pair came with everything except a list of where to use them….




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Pedal-Paddle-Run changes location, date

BY NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter Schenectady County’s Pedal-Paddle-Run Triathlon has a new location and date — about five months earlier in the year. The fifth annual triathlon will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Aqueduct Park in Niskayuna,…


This new seating area in Aqueduct Park memorializes Karen Kast, who loved the Mohawk River and rowing. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Blocks from aqueduct a fitting tribute for rower

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — When Karen Kast died from pancreatic cancer in her early 60s, about two years ago, her friends at the Aqueduct Rowing Club felt compelled to do something significant to remember her. They wanted…