Rotary funded play equipment add value to village park in New York Over the years, Rotary has committed hundreds of thousands of dollars to making the park what it is today, as a showcase of community gathering.

Workers from Bears Playgrounds work to assemble the village park’s new equipment in Perry, thank to the local Rotary club. Photo: Rocco Laurienzo
Workers from Bears Playground work to assemble the village park’s new equipment in Perry, thank to the local Rotary club. Photo: Rocco Laurienzo

This village park’s newest feature should be done just in time for the beginning of summer vacation.

Back in May, the Perry Rotary Club (New York, US — District 7120) announced that it was donating a new playground to the village park — a project valued at around $40,000.

The main features were being installed on Wednesday, and the entire play equipment should be ready by Friday.

“This project once again underscores Perry Rotary’s commitment to making Rotary Park in the village of Perry a destination for all,” said acting Rotary President Don O’Geen.

Over the years, Rotary has committed hundreds of thousands of dollars to making the park what it is today.

“From the ballfields on the fireman grounds, to the lights, trees, bathrooms, the new splash pad, the Houck courts and many other items.”

Mayor Rick Hauser expressed his excitement for the new equipment.

“The Swiss Tree Fort Village will complement our popular climbing castle at the village park,” he said.

“It’s well-designed, locally-made, built from cedar logs.”

The new playground offers features such as a rope bridge, swinging bars, spiral slide, climbing walls and forts, just to name a few.

“The toy is aimed at ages 5 to 12 and will provide a perfect counterpoint to the popular splash park next door as summer heats up,” Hauser said.

“A huge thank you to Rotary and the community that supports them for the funds to make this happen.”

“Perry Rotary is very excited to see the Bears Playground being installed today at the Perry Village Park,” O’Geen said.

“Perry Rotary and the Bears’ staff had planned on getting this project completed by the end of June and it looks like we are well on our way to meeting that goal.

“We could not have accomplished this lofty goal without the work and cooperation of the people in Perry village and its employees,” he continued.

“Perry Rotary will once again add another wonderful piece to an already remarkable park.”

The Rotarians hope generations of children will enjoy playing on the new equipment, he said.

“It is our goal as Rotarians to make our community a better place, and anytime we can get kids moving again and provide a space for safe and fun family activity, we feel we are meeting that goal,” O’Geen said. 

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