OLEAN, NY — Mayor William J. Aiello will cut the ribbon and open Olean’s first urban parklet on Friday at 1 p.m. at Trailhead Parklet on Whitney Avenue.
Last year the city received a grant from KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to play and the Built to Play Initiative supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.
“The city was very lucky to receive this grant,” Aiello said. “Through the community-driven design competition, we received an award for a Play Everywhere project. Trailhead Parklet, is located on Whitney Avenue, right in the heart of downtown Olean and part of the Allegheny River Valley Trail.
“This grant allowed us to transform a piece of property that has been vacant since the 1950s into a wonderland,” the mayor said.” Innovative equipment such as an outdoor ping pong table, LED glow swings, a rock climbing wall, and outdoor musical instruments will most certainly bring out everyone’s inner child.”
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