Penn Yan parks get attention

In mid-May, things will begin to look different in Penn Yan’s Red Jacket Park, after a project to install a new playground is complete. Then, in the coming months, work could begin on a new parks and recreation master plan.

On May 12, an army of volunteers will install a new $70,000 playground to replace the existing equipment which no longer meets the safety requirements.

The new playground will be built next to the new restrooms that were added to the park recently.

Norm Koek, who is coordinating the effort through the Penn Yan Lions Club says the local Lions Club with financial support from Lions International is investing $55,000. The Penn Yan Elks Club is contributing $15,000.

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