WAYNESBORO, Pa. - It took more than 30 years, but work now can begin to turn a vacant, borough-owned field into a new recreation park near Wayne Gardens.
This week, the Waynesboro Borough Council, following a recommendation by the Borough Planning Commission, gave permission for the Waynesboro Rotary Club to begin construction of the park.
The club plans to raise and spend up to $180,000 to begin the project, which will be built in phases.
The borough has owned the land, bordered by Park and Eighth streets and Anthony and Fairview avenues, since the 1970s. The reason for buying the property was to provide the borough with another park, but those plans stayed shelved until the Rotary picked up the ball.