Senator Skoufis Announces Grant for Tommie H. McDuffie Memorial Park Improvements
Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) announced a $5,000 grant that he secured while in the Assembly has been awarded to the Town of Blooming Grove for park improvements at the Tommie McDuffie Memorial Park.
The funding allowed for the purchase of two new concrete handicap-accessible picnic tables that will be placed next to the existing ADA walkway. Any remaining funds will be put toward a shelter with a concrete pad, providing shade and comfort for the picnickers as well as visitors overlooking the playground.“Parks are for everyone in the community and need to be accessible to everyone, including residents with disabilities,” said Senator Skoufis. “I am committed to improving the lives of all, which is why in addition to this grant, I fought to successfully pass legislation to bring an advocacy office for people with disabilities to the state. I will continue to be an ally for constituents who need a more level playing field and look forward to these park improvements getting underway so that our community can fully enjoy its amenities.”
Johanna Kiernan, Vice President of Mountain Lodge Park, Glenwood Hills Residents Association and former Deputy Supervisor of Blooming Grove Town Board said, “The residents of Mountain Lodge Park and Glenwood Hills are grateful for the continued support of Senator Skoufis. The 2018 grant for Tommie H. McDuffie Memorial Park will provide the foundation for a pavilion which will benefit the families during the heat and occasional rains of summer. Thank you, Senator Skoufis!”
The park improvements are expected to begin in the next few weeks.