The South Avenue Park in the village of Brockport is now officially open.
With the help of a $20,000 donation from Wegmans Food Markets, the second and final phase of the playground was completed in April and celebrated with a grand opening event on May 20, 2017.
“We are very grateful to Wegmans, who truly made a difference in our community with their donation to complete the playground,” said Hanny Heyen, Chair of the Parks Committee for the Village of Brockport. “The new play equipment will help the development of healthy kids, provide fun and recreation for entire families, and give a sense of community for residents and visitors.”
The playground was a true community project, with the village’s Department of Public Works playing an integral role in the preparation of the site and helping with the installation of the new equipment, along with village board members, residents, and students from the College at Brockport.
In addition to the donation, the Brockport Wegmans provided beverages, breakfast and lunch for volunteers on the day of the installation.
The newest playground equipment includes:
“We’re always striving to make a difference in the communities we serve,” said Frank Miceli, Brockport store manager. “This was a great opportunity for us to give back to the Brockport community, which has been so good to us, by enriching an area neighborhood in a way that encourages children to get outside, have fun, and participate in healthy activity.”