The Pelham Preservation Society was called upon for its expertise in assisting the Village of Pelham
in 2017 improvements to Wolfs Lane Park funded by a grant obtained by State Senator Jeff Klein. A subcommittee was formed
to work closely with Village Trustee Susan Mutti who spearheaded the project and successfully navigated it to completion.
While original schematics called for large circular entrances at each corner of the park, the Pelham Preservation Society
suggested and designed access points that retained more greenspace and allowed a better buffer around the street lighting
infrastructure. The Pelham Preservation Society also funded the construction of a pergola in the center of the park at Sparks
Avenue. PPGS Board Member and architect Aldo Di Vitto prepared drawings pro bono and managed the entire process, working closely
with mason to match the stone and mortar with the near 100 year old wall and stairway which are original to the park. Given
their proximity, getting a good match was an important part of the project. A stone bench along the rear was also added to
serves as both seating and a retaining wall. Aldo also workedclosely with Mark Perricone of Quality Home Improvement, the
carpenter and contractor who custom fabricated the rafter tails and assembled the roof of the pergola. Mark showed great care
for details and for the longevity of the structure, including staining the rough sawn cedar rafters and powder coating the
galvanized brackets and bolts at his own expense to give back to our community. In addition, Ciro Cuono from the firm of Cuono
Engineering, alsoworked pro bono on the project, reviewing the structure of the pergola.