Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured state funding for several local school and area playgrounds.
"Many children living in apartments or homes with little or no lawn space use their local schools as their main playground," said Senator Larkin. "And others are playing on old worn out equipment that is in great need of safety updates. I am pleased to have been able to secure this funding for these area playgrounds. They will be the source of many happy memories for our children and a place where they can grow creatively and physically."
Horizons-on-the-Hudson Magnet School in Newburgh has received $35,000 to expand its small playground.
Middle Hope Elementary School in Newburgh has received $30,000 toward building a new playground.
Walden Elementary School in Wallkill has received $25,000 for equipment, upgrades and repairs to its current small playground.
Young and Unique Christian Child Care Center in Newburgh has received $10,000 toward safety upgrades of its playground.