Manchester * Hampstead * Lineboro

NORTH --

August 13, 1993

State donates $20,000 to Manchester recreation

Manchester has received a $20,000 grant from the state's Project Open Space, Mayor Earl A. J. Warehime Jr. announced at Tuesday's council meeting.

Councilwoman Charlotte Collett, who is responsible for parks and recreation, said Wednesday the town learned of the grant last week.

She said it will help pay for a science center at the town's Walnut Street pond. Manchester will supply a building for the center, she said, and the PTA will install exhibits.

The money will also be used to make Christmas Tree Park accessible to the disabled, she said. Parking for the disabled and accessible walkways to rest rooms and at least one pavilion will be added, she said.

Mrs. Collett said the grant will also pay for improvements to Westside Memorial Park on Route 27, where the pavilion floor will be upgraded, and handicapped-accessible playground equipment may be installed.

She said the $20,000 grant will be matched with $3,000 from the county and $3,000 from the town to pay for the projects.

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