The Hancock County Commission unanimously supported the City of New Cumberland’s efforts to improve its recreational areas during a meeting held on Thursday afternoon. The commissioners agreed to endorse a grant application for the improvement of New Cumberland Parks. The City of New Cumberland has requested upgrades for three parks. “Most of the equipment is from the 1970s. We replaced the swing set and added some new items along the way,” said a representative from the City of New Cumberland.
If the grant application is approved, several upgrades to the three parks will follow. The Southchester Street Park will have a new 12-foot-by-12-foot pavilion that replaces one bench and adds an adult swing, and North Park will have a new bench and table. Two other parks will have playground sculptures called “Musical Flowers” that will play musical notes. Additionally, three benches will be replaced, two swings for adults will be added, and other recreational attractions will be added.
The benefits of each of the planned upgrades were detailed in a letter of support that the commission released. The letter states, “We believe this grant application aligns with our goals of promoting community health and wellness, providing access to safe and enjoyable recreational spaces, and fostering a sense of community among our residents.”
During the meeting, the Commission also approved several other issues like accepting Love Wood’s resignation and advertising for the 4-H Youth and Development Program Assistant post, confirming the acceptance of Thomas L. Salvati’s resignation from the Tomlinson Public Service District Commission, and approving the hiring of Mr. Chasity Atkins as Assistant Clerk of the Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. The committee’s next meeting is set to take place on June 5th at 9:00 am.