Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

December 10, 2007

Eileen Larrabee

State Parks Takes Steps to Secure Detailed Plan and Cost Estimates for Remediation of Former Kings Park Psychiatric Center

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash announced today that the agency is seeking to retain a professional engineering or environmental engineering design firm to develop a comprehensive and detailed plan and cost estimate for the remediation of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center.

"In order to move forward with any plan for the Kings Park site, we must have a clear understanding of the scope and cost of the massive structural and environmental clean-up operations that are required," Ash said.

The former Kings Park Psychiatric Center contains more than 50 abandoned buildings encompassing approximately 2,500,000 square feet on approximately 320 acres of land.

The remediation of this site will include asbestos and lead paint remediation; building demolition; abandonment of underground steam tunnels; treatment of buried construction and demolition material; groundwater assessments; assessment of existing landfill treatment and various other issues to be identified.

Professional engineering or environmental engineering design firms interested in submitting professional qualifications are encouraged to visit the New York State Contract Reporter web site to view the complete request for qualifications (RFQ).