PELHAM, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) joined Village of Pelham Mayor Ed Hotchkiss, Deputy Mayor Geoff Lewis and Pelham Trustees, Suzie Marciona, Adam Kagan and Paul McGoldrich in announcing the release of $646,271 in capitol grant funds for improvements to Wolfs Lane Park.
Senator Klein deemed the grant a “boost for the Village of Pelham and for the community at large. I believe that this funding will allow the park to better serve the residents – particularly the children - of Pelham. Parks bring communities together and the investment in Wolfs Lane Park improvements now will give Pelham a place of beauty, recreation and community building for many years to come.”
Mayor Hotchkiss praised the release of grant funds, noting that, “with this generous grant that Senator Klein has provided, Pelham not only can make improvements to Wolfs Lane Park, but also offer so much more in recreation options for the residents and visitors of Pelham. I believe that Wolfs Lane Park, with the improvements made through this grant, will become a destination for local residents and visitors, alike.”
Senator Klein secured the grant for Wolfs Lane Park in 2009, but the funds only became available earlier this year. The initial phase of improvements are set to focus on the corner of Wolfs Lane and First Street. Pelham Manor landscape architect, Hank White, has been recruited to lead the multi-phase improvement program. Among other projects, a playground area and completion of a bike path are expected to be part of improvements at Wolfs Lane Park.