Construction is underway on long-planned enhancements at two parks in western Broome County.

Scenic overlooks are being built at Roundtop Picnic Area in Endicott and at Grippen Park in West Endicott.

State funding was awarded for the work at the two facilities which are operated by Broome County government.

A partially-completed overlook project at Roundtop Picnic Area on May 27, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

In recent years, a once-spectacular view of the valley along the Susquehanna River looking to the east from Roundtop was obscured by trees and brush. But workers now have cleared much of the growth, permitting visitors to see a wide section of Endicott and Vestal.

An enhanced boat launch also is being constructed at Grippen Park.

In the future, new trails are to be constructed near both parks. A federal grant will cover the cost of a trail west of Grippen Park. Another trail is planned to connect Grippen and Roundtop parks.

A future scenic overlook along the Susquehanna River at Grippen Park on May 28, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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