Medina approves plan to upgrade Pine Street Park, including splash pad

Courtesy of Parkitects: This rendering shows a proposed layout for improvements to the Pine Street Park in Medina, which is off Park Avenue across from the Olde Pickle Factory.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 January 2019 at 10:09 am

Anonymous donor will lead fund-raising effort for $150,000 project

MEDINA – The Village Board on Monday approved a plan to upgrade Pine Street Park, adding a splash pad, new playground equipment and pathway that would include flowers and butterfly gardens.

An anonymous donor is leading the fund-raising effort for the improvements, which would be about $150,000. The Orleans Renaissance Group is helping to facilitate the fundraising.

Ben Frasier, a project manager for Parkitects in Buffalo, went over the proposal with the Village Board. The layout can be tweaked after consultation with Joe Perry, the DPW superintendent.

Pine Street Park is off Park Avenue across from the Olde Pickle Factory. The park currently doesn’t have too many amenities. Frasier said new playground equipment and the path with flowers and butterfly gardens could be the focus this year with the splash pad to follow, unless all of the fundraising comes together quickly. If the money is lined up soon, the park improvements could all happen this year.

The splash pad would be a smaller one, with a touch system to activate the water. Some of the water from the splash pad could be directed to water the flowers and the gardens.

Most of the park would remain open space to be used as a baseball field and for pickup soccer games.

There currently is a splash pad in Orleans County. Parkitects is also working with Albion to add a larger splash pad at Bullard Park this year. A state grant is covering most of the costs for that project.

A new playground and path are also planned for the park.

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