CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The borough of Chambersburg has about $300,000 to spend on first phase improvements to Mike Waters Memorial Park and an equal amount of money to begin work on a new park, but plans for two others are unfunded at this point.
Money for the South Second Street park named after the late community activist comes from state grants and local matching funds, Recreation Department Superintendent Herb Dolaway said Monday night.
The initial funds for the Mill Creek Acres on the borough's South End is cash contributed by a developer in lieu of land, he said.
The crumbling asphalt paths, aging basketball courts and pavilion at the Waters park will be demolished and replaced with a handicapped accessible walkway, two full-size basketball courts and a larger pavilion, said Chuck Strodoski of YSM Landscape Architects. The first phase also would include lighting for the paths and courts, he said.