New playground, other improvements headed to County Marine Park

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 January 2016 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – This staircase will be replaced as part of an improvement project at the Orleans County Marine Park on Route 98 in Carlton

CARLTON – A new playground with a Jungle Gym and swing set are expected to installed this spring at the Orleans County Marine Park, with additional upgrades to follow at the park.

The County Legislature on Wednesday voted to spend $19,497 for a new playground system from Miracle Recreation Equipment Company in Syracuse.

Additional work planned for this year includes new shore power at all 36 docks for boaters, and a new stairway and walkway on the north side of the park.

All of the projects, including the playground, could total about $166,000. The state is providing a $81,500 matching grant for the upgrades. The Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association is chipping in $3,287 towards the local share of the projects.