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$2.2M project at Chenango Valley State Park complete

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TOWN OF FENTON (WBNG) -- A massive project to modernize the Chenango Valley State Park beachfront and swimming area is complete.

According to Governor Andrew Cuomo's office, the finished product includes:

  • Expanded sand beach area with multiple swim areas, such as a dive area and lap pool area that provide a range of options for all ages and abilities
  • New splash pad area adjacent to beach to offer children a new play experience and alternative to cool down
  • New corkscrew water slide
  • ADA-accessible dock and fleet of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards available for rental

The $2.2 million undertaking is part of the NY Parks 2020 initiative. 

"Chenango Valley State Park is a prime tourism destination, offering exceptional natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation," Governor Cuomo said in a statement. "With these upgrades we are not only preserving one of our great state parks, but also increasing regional tourism and attracting more visitors to experience all that the Southern Tier has to offer."

Cuomo's office added that the beach transformation project encourages hands-on education, such as Learn-to-Swim and Connect Kids programs.

This summer, officials say there are three, week-long sessions with nine total classes offered at Chenango Valley State Park. 

Admission for the park is $7 per vehicle every day of week. After 5 p.m., it's free to get in. 

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