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The growth and upgrade of Lackawanna County’s recreation network will be marked on May 12 with a ribbon cutting by Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Corey D. O’Brien and Patrick M. O’Malley at Aylesworth Park, Archbald.

The ceremony, attended by County and local elected officials, capped-off the $1.2 million project.

“Our commitment to families and community reinvestment are evident with this project. We want to make certain that our parks & recreation system is top flight and enables those with special needs to have fun,” Wansacz said. “That’s what the Alyesworth project has accomplished.”

“We have made a great facility even better. The boundless playground has become a trademark of our park system, and the recreational fields, pavilion area and hiking trails focus on both family activities or just enjoying nature,” O’Brien said. “The Aylesworth project enhances our community’s quality of life and serves as a major selling point of what recreational opportunities we have to offer to people who are considering moving to our area.”

“Aylesworth is another excellent community project,” O’Malley said. “We have upgraded an outstanding facility for our residents to enjoy with their families.”

Aylesworth Park is renowned for its natural beauty and family activities. The project, which was funded by a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant, entailed the construction of an office and pavilion, a soccer field, a lake trail, a volleyball court, a boundless playground, an access road and a parking lot.

William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director for Parks & Recreation, was in charge of the project.

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