Spray park included in grant for Bullard
ALBION – The state grant approved for Bullard Park on Thursday includes a spray park at the popular Route 31 site. It will be the first spray park in Orleans County.
The spray park will be a big boost in quality of life for families with young children, and could draw people to the community who want to use the park, said Kim Remley, a member of the Rebuild Bullard Committee.
“The spray park is the mainstay of the application and was from day one,” she said this morning.
The state will provide a $499,605 grant for Bullard improvements with the village providing $166,370 in kind-services or funding.
The overall $665,975 project also includes an amphitheater/performance stage, a walking/hiking trail with signage, infrastructure (water and sewer) for the spray park, a utility building, and parking lot and lighting improvements.
“It’s a wonderful feeling,” Remley said this morning.
The village had applied for the grant three times before but was denied.
Many community members have been working to upgrade the park in recent years, adding playground equipment, improving the sledding hill and pushing for the grant.