Work is being done to apply for grants for the Bingham Park revitalization project that was approved by the Hawley Borough Council in March.

HAWLEY - Work is being done to apply for grants for the Bingham Park revitalization project that was approved by the Hawley Borough Council in March.

At the April 24 meeting of the Parks & Recreation Commission, news was shared that a $60,000 grant application has been submitted to rebuild the tennis courts. The result will be one, renovated tennis court, alongside two pickleball courts. Pickleball will be a new amenity for Bingham Park. The courts will remain in the same part of the park, near the northwest corner, taking up the same footprint where the two tennis courts are today.
Another grant application, which must be submitted by a certain date in June, would be earmarked for rehabilitation of the bandstand and basketball courts.

As proposed, basketball would be moved to the southwest corner, across from Borough Hall. The skate park would be relocated adjacent to the basketball courts.

The update was sent to the Commission by Jim Shook, who is a member of Parks & Rec (but was unable to be present that evening), and is one of the groups of concerned citizens who organized and proposed the Bingham Park overhaul.

Craig Smyth, who is also part of the Bingham Park group, is working on arranging volunteers from local contracting companies to clean and trim the overgrown area along Hudson Street, that is facing the ball fields (former canal basin) in the park.

A full overview of the Bingham Park revitalization project may be seen at www.binghampark.org. A park schedule of events is posted here as well.

Hawley Parks & Rec meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Borough Hall.


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