ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Parks Department and Chestnut Ridge Conservancy have joined forces to create an inclusive playground at Chestnut Ridge Park. The two have been planning to create this park for years and have raised nearly half of the project's cost. The total project is estimated to cost $425,000 and the team is calling on local residents to help fund the remainder of the cost.
The park will be located right near the Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, insuring easy access to bathrooms, the casino cafe, and the adaptive parking lot.
The team is holding a public meeting on Sunday, January 26 so residents can have their voices heard on the project. No park deign or types of adaptive equipment have been chosen, but the team says the park will look something like this.
The team is hoping the park will be built during the summer of 2020. For more information on the new park, click here.