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