Big projects at Binghamton Amusement Park

As workers complete a major project, construction crews have started another at Binghamton West Side Recreation Park.

Excavation is underway for an ice rink near Beethoven Street. It will be larger than the temporary ice rink that was installed at the park two years ago.

FLASHBACK: A hockey practice session at a temporary ice rink in Rec Park on January 31, 2020 (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

Mayor Richard David said “there was a huge demand” for this rink, but many people considered it too small.

The temporary ice rink was installed at Cheri Lindsey Park in the northern part of town last winter.

A worker at the recreation park’s new tennis facility on September 7, 2021 (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

David said the new Rec Park tennis complex and improvements related to the project are expected to cost more than $ 1 million. He estimated the price of the new rink to be around $ 370,000.

Speaking on WNBF radios Binghamton now program, David said work on the tennis courts should be completed by next week.

Workers at Astroturf Corporation’s Syracuse unit painted marks on the courts this week.

The tennis courts will be named after Harper Stantz, a Binghamton High School student who died after being hit by a vehicle as she walked home from the park.

FLASHBACK: Paving operations at the future tennis complex on April 28, 2021 (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 ext 233.

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