City of Binghamton, New York

Mayor David, Sen. Libous Announce $100,000 In Park Improvement Grants

10/30/2014

(CITY of BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) Mayor Richard C. David today joined Senator Thomas W. Libous at West End Park to announce details of $100,000 in New York State grants to fund several park improvement projects across the City of Binghamton.

“Upgrading City parks is an important part of improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor David. “On behalf of the residents, I appreciate Senator Libous’ help in improving recreation facilities for children and families in the City. It’s just another example of his commitment to our community.”

Grants totaling $100,000 from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) will fund several parks improvement projects, including:

  • $50,000 — West End Park: Upgraded infield, new dugouts, fencing, bleachers and electronic scoreboard.
     
  • $25,000 — MacArthur Park: Playground redesign and new equipment.
     
  • $25,000 — Valley St. Park: Softball field upgrades.

"It makes me happy to see Binghamton using this grant for park upgrades — a lot of times our parks don’t get the attention they deserve," said Senator Libous. "We have some wonderful parks in our area and they're something that everyone in the community can utilize and enjoy."

“Providing pristine recreational facilities will attract youth to participate in safe, supervised activities,” said William Barber, City of Binghamton Director of Parks and Recreation.

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