Sennett’s playground receives $75K state grant

The town of Sennett will complete phase three of its park project with a $75,829 state grant.

Back in July, Sennett’s town board discussed working with state Sen. John DeFrancisco’s office to procure funding in the ballpark amount of $50,000 to fund improvements and complete phase three the park. Phase one and two of the park build included getting playground equipment, swing sets, a pavilion and grills installed.

Now, with the help of a State and Municipal Facilities Program grant under the state’s Dormitory Authority office, Sennett Supervisor Peter Adams said the town will be able to upgrade the playground and complete phase three of the park.

With the grant, Adams said the town plans to pave the park’s parking lot, add handicap-accessible bathrooms with water and power and acquire more playground equipment.

Adams said the money awarded is a reimbursement grant, so the town will be refunded once it spends the money on improvements. Adams expressed gratitude for the help of the Skaneateles and Auburn rotaries, which helped build the playground initially, as well as a resident whose donation — made in memory of his daughter — allowed for the purchase of the playground’s swing set.

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