After months of construction and the installation of brand-new playground equipment, the village of Homer’s “Newton Park” was officially reopened to the public on Saturday (November 9).
Located at the corner of Cayuga Street and Bartlett Avenue, the park has long been vacant until this past August, when ground broke on a project to dig a new foundation and put in new playground equipment. Afterwards, a final bed of mulch was laid.
The total cost of the project came to $50,000, which is being funded through a state-issued Community Development Block Grant.
Construction was completed by members of the village Streets & Parks Department, with help building the playground from a team of volunteers during the annual Cortland United Way “Day of Caring” event on September 25 (more on that here).
At Saturday’s small gathering, Mayor Hal McCabe thanked everyone who made the project possible, especially the Village DPW.
Additional photos below from Village of Homer Police Department: