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A recreational spray facility has opened at Columbus Park in downtown Binghamton.

Construction on the long-awaited "spray pad" began in March. The work was done by Pro Con Contracting of Vestal.

The 10,000-square-foot facility cost about $205,000. Some of the funding for the project came from federal and state grant programs.

The Binghamton Rotary Club donated $15,000 for the facility and about $28,000 came from the city's parks and recreation budget.

In addition to the spray pad, other improvements were made over the past few months at Columbus Park.

City officials say the park's restroom building was repainted and improvements were made to the playground.

The front entrance to the park off Carroll Street was redesigned.