The city of Auburn is getting $150,000 to support two improvement projects at Hoopes Park.
The Citizen reports the money is part of $4.1 million announced last month by State Senator John Mannion through the State and Municipal Facilities Program for 27 communities and organizations in his 50th Senate District.
The Hoopes Park projects were included in the city’s capital improvement plan. The work will include a signage upgrade throughout the park, as well as replacement of the stone wall surrounding the pond inside the park. The wall has deteriorated over the years. Water overflowed the wall during some of this summer’s flooding rains. The total cost of the Hoopes Park work is estimated at $513,000.
One other Cayuga County community received money under the grant program. The town of Brutus received $155,000 to build a pavilion at Aqueduct Park, along the former path of the Erie Canal.
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