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Penn Yan seeks comments on parks master plan

The Penn Yan Village Board has set a public hearing on the Proposed Parks and Recreation Master Plan for 6:05 p.m. Aug. 21 during the next regular village board meeting.

The plan, which was developed by village officials and the Design Connect team from Cornell University, includes an analysis of existing village-owned and other parks, and recommendations for projects to improve park facilities.

The proposed plan updates the 2010 Parks & Recreation Master Plan.

Small Scale

Small scale recommendations in the plan include:

‒ Formalize the trailhead: Relocating the trailhead at the Elm Street Sports complex closer to Elm Street, away from the concession stand, to make it more visible from the street. This would connect it to the village’s sidewalk network. A kiosk with information about the trail could be added, along with seating, a bike rack, bollards separating the trail from the parking area, and landscaping. Cost estimate: $10,000

‒ Trail signage: Adding interpretive and wayfinding signage along the trail. Cost estimate: $500 – $2,500 per sign

‒ Bike racks and hitching posts: Adding combined bike rack and hitching posts at popular parks and along the Outlet Trail. Cost estimate: $150 per rack

‒ Boat Launch Seating: Additional seating and landscaping at the Boat Launch to create a more welcoming environment and to provide a rest area for those who are fishing or waiting to get their boat into the water. Cost estimate: $2,000 per sign

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