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New playground coming to Niagara Falls

Crews broke ground on the playground, Thursday
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Posted at 5:02 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 07:46:19-04

Children in Niagara Falls will soon have a new place to play.

On Thursday, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and other local officials gathered to break ground on a new playground at Hyde Park.  The new playground will replace old and outdated equipment while improving access.

Mayor Dyster said, “As the second largest municipal park in New York State and the city’s premier green space, residents and families in the city of Niagara Falls are deserving of a recreational experience of the same caliber. Our efforts to make Hyde Park and all of our neighborhood parks safer, greener and more easily accessible would not be possible without Congressman Higgins, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and our residents, for their continuous dedication to the betterment of our community.”

The playground will be divided into five separate areas, organized by age group.

Niagara Falls City Council Member Kristen Grandinetti said, “From the skate park to the bocce courts; the Rose Garden to the stadium; the ice pavilion to the splash pool; we are embracing and expanding one of the most beautiful parks in New York State -- our very own Hyde Park. This new playground solidifies our commitment to do better and be better for the citizens of this community.”

Work is expected to be finished in September.