FAQs

Who’s making this happen?

The Narrows is being created by a partnership between the Post Contemporary (a local arts organization), the Rensselaer Land Trust (a local land conservancy), and the City of Troy (the local municipality), with numerous other boosters, supporters, and friends shown below. The project was formerly known as the Troy Urban Trails.

Who owns the land?

The land currently held is owned by the City of Troy and the Rensselaer Land Trust, though as the trail network expands, there may be other owners or project partners included.

Who’s paying for this?

The project to date has been funded by a mix of private donations, an Environmental Protection Fund Grant, and in-kind donations from the Foundry for Art Design + Culture, Gramercy Communications, the Post Contemporary, the Rensselaer Land Trust, and the City of Troy.  Will you join this group of illustrious, civic minded people and organizations, and make a donation today?

When will the project be complete?

The project has been split into two Phases: (1) the first phase winds two miles upstream along the Wynantskill from Burden Pond, and (2) the second connects Phase 1 to the 378 Bridge downstream, and downtown via the Poestenkill Gorge and Prospect Park.

The completion of these phases is dependent on the ability of our team and the community to continue to raise the needed funds.  We’ve come a long way and had many successes, but there is still a ways to go.  With that said, Phase 1 could be complete as early as December 2019, if we are awarded our forthcoming 2018 CFA grant.  Phase 2 could be complete as early as late 2020 with the needed funding.

How can I help?

We can most definitely use your help, if not immediately in the near future.

If you’d like to make a 501(c)3 tax deductible donation, please visit our Donate page.

If you’d like to volunteer your time, please visit our Volunteer page for more information and a sign up form.