Park for Kids to Spray and Play
4/9/2013 (Updated 11:45:18 PM)Kids in Binghamton will soon be able to spray and play...
Funding for a spray park at Columbus Park is almost complete thanks in part to a $15,000 grant announced Tuesday by the Binghamton Rotary Club.
The park has been closed since unsanitary conditions forced the city to shut it down last summer.
But a $125,000 project funded in large part by a Community Development Block Grant should begin in the summer, and give kids an alternative to the pool at Columbus Park.
"In talking with a lot of the youth a lot of them can't swim. So that was an intimidating place to play, this was a very friendly place to play. so how do we do that where we can have a healthy and safe environment? The spray park is something we're very excited about," said Binghamton's director of Housing, Planning, and Urban Development Tarik Abdelazim.
The spray park is one of four projects the Binghamton Rotary is donating a total of almost $90,000 to as part of it's centennial
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