There are many good works underway in the city of Kingston in the midst of some pretty tough economic times. For instance, stewards of the 'Project Forsyth' program are working to gain a substantial grant to update the park at Forsyth in Kingston for all of our families and visitors to enjoy. Forsyth is a premier location that hosts our city zoo (with a wide array of rescued animals ranging from bulls to peacocks), nature center, open space, tennis courts and children's playground.
Ward 1 Alderwoman Andi Turco-Levin is leading the way along with the city of Kingston and citizens to upgrade the park portion by securing a $249,000 (there is a matching portion by the city) grant from the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Ward 7 Alderman Bill Reynolds secured this same grant (in the tune of $50,000) several years ago to restore the playground at Hutton Park.
What's different about Andi's effort, is that citizens are invited to help steer the look of the playground. Their next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 17th 2010 at the Forsyth Park Pavilion at 5:30pm.
You can read the piece written in today's Daily Freeman by following this LINK.