Aspinwall Fountain Park improvement plan moves forward
Plans are finalized for the first phase of improvements to Fountain Park in Aspinwall.
Officials last week approved a proposal from the Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch to place new equipment at the park.
The borough has $5,000 budgeted for the project. The group will pay the difference.
The work is expected to cost about $10,600.
The Neighborhood Watch has raised money for several years for the project through events such as National Night Out.
Lorraine Marks, president of the group, said they have about $20,000 so far.
The cost of the proposal for the park could change, Marks said, but she doesn't expect the price to be significantly different.
Marks said the group envisions a three-phase improvement plan for the park.
The first phase will include equipment for younger children, including a swing set with a swing that is accessible to children with disabilities.
Equipment for older children will be part of future improvements.
Equipment for children between the ages of 2 to 5 is most needed, Marks said.
Marks said some funds will be used for general beautification in an effort to attract more people to the area.
“We want to have grasses and bulbs and make the park look a little more user friendly,” Marks said.
Marks said the hope is to have the first phase of improvements ready for work next year.
Borough manager Melissa Lang praised the work the Neighborhood Watch group has done with the park. She said she is confident the upgrades will be successful.
“From start to finish this project is going to be awesome,” Lang said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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