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Springwater park gets boost from ARPA funding for key upgrades

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The Town of Springwater is set for a major upgrade to its town park, thanks to funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), managed by Livingston County. The enhancements include the introduction of new bleachers, revitalization of current outdoor seating, and significant improvements to the local baseball facilities.

The financial injection came after Congress earmarked ARPA funds to fortify economic resilience and invigorate communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Livingston County’s Board of Supervisors, earlier in January, decided to equally distribute a portion of its ARPA allocation to its 17 towns, specifically for initiatives like park development or the enhancement of outdoor recreational facilities. Springwater’s project, based behind the Springwater American Legion Post 905 on School Street, is being transformed to be more accommodating and safer for spectators, with seating adjustments adhering to updated safety norms. The town’s baseball amenities are also seeing substantial improvements such as the addition of a new backstop, electric infrastructure for a new scoreboard, field lighting for nighttime matches, and a dual-purpose storage and concession stand.

Deborah Babbitt, Town Supervisor, voiced her excitement, noting, “We’ve been focusing on field improvements over the years, and it’s heartening to see the league and school make use of it. These enhancements are a win for our youth and the broader community.” For insights into how other towns have channeled their ARPA funds, visit the “County News” section on the County’s website.