Binghamton Waterfront North Extension
This section of the Chenango River Promenade follows the east bank of the Chenango River connecting the Court Street and Clinton Street Bridge crossings & providing an alternate pedestrian route to downtown. The original project was designed in 1985 by Young Associates with Michael Haas as Project Manager.
In 2010, a number of repairs & improvements were part of a second phase carried out on the Promenade, with HAAS Landscape Architects as the design consultant. Through coordination with Community Development officials & adjacent hotel developers, a viewing overlook was placed near the northern end of the Promenade. This space features an 80-foot wide arched steel trellis with gold leaf lettering of “Memorial Promenade”.
In 2010, twenty Learning Stations were installed on existing concrete columns near this location. Plaques on the Learning Stations commemorated the contributions & sacrifices of activists who worked for peace.
Also in 2010, at the southern end of the Promenade, a paved plaza was redesigned to accommodate public gatherings. This space now includes a performance space, named Peacemakers Plaza, & a number of site amenities including benches, trash bins, bollards & landscape improvements. Prominently featured is a bronze statue of Martin Luther King, Jr.