YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An award has been given to the Yorktown Parks & Recreation Commission and the Yorktown Parks & Recreation Department for their work in rehabilitating two existing Yorktown parks.

At John H. Downing Veterans Memorial Park, the town created an all-inclusive play area, where children of all abilities can access a variety of equipment providing meaningful play experiences for all.

The second location, Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Park, has a multi-generational play and exercise area constructed to provide a place where children of all ages exercise using low to moderate impact exercise stations and can follow recommended routines for strength and fitness training promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for all generations.

The Commendation for Outstanding Planning Achievement was presented to the town of Yorktown by the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation (WMPF). The WMPF is a volunteer association of officials representing the county’s 45 municipal governments, zoning and planning boards and land use consultants including lawyers, engineers, architects and planners. It was authorized under New York’s State General Municipal Law in 1962 and is governed by a 15-member board of directors.