Chenango Valley State Park is getting $282,000 in New York State parks improvement funds.



The money will go toward upgrading a playground near the beach with accessible equipment and work on the Chenango Lake Trail to also make it more accessible. Clearing work has already started on the trail and a new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking area is being developed along with a new Oak Island bridge and a mountain bike skills course.

Elsewhere in the Southern Tier, an announcement from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office says Oquaga Creek State Park is getting $75,500 to construct a new play area, Buttermilk Falls State Park is getting $30,000 for a bridge connecting the main parking lot with the Bear Trail and Taughhannock Falls State Park is getting new steps on the South Rim Trail with the help of $10,000.

The funds are part of a multi-year commitment to invest about $900-million in improvements to New York State parks.


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