Jersey Shore improvements eyed to be more inclusive

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore Borough’s Thompson Street Park project has received $87,000 from the Commonwealth Finance Authority for improvements and helping connect the park to the Pine Creek and Great Genesee Susquehanna River trails.

The project will add an inclusive playground with site grading and improvements to the parking lot, adding 5-foot and 8-foot wide trail paths, renovating a basketball court, adding a bocce ball court and landscaping, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township, who advocated for the CFA Greenways, Trails, Railways Program funds.

“These updates will not only update the park but also make the location more inclusive for those with disabilities,” said Cody Hoover, Jersey Shore borough manager. “These improvements will allow the Jersey Shore Recreation Facility to continue to be a center of community activity that Jersey Shore is known for.

“We would like to thank … our local officials for making these updates a possibility by supporting the borough’s efforts to obtain funding,” he said.


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