$41,000 in awards for playgrounds, trails in Herkimer County

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

HERKIMER - Herkimer County HealthNet has selected four improvement projects (two trails and two playgrounds) to award funding to as part of the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Herkimer County Grant. 

Through an application process, municipalities and 501(C)3 non-profit organizations located in Herkimer County were able to apply.  The recipients, selected by the Herkimer County HealthNet Wellness Committee, demonstrated matching and/or in-kind contributions through collaboration with other community organizations, donated materials, and volunteer time. 

The recipients and projects are as follows:

  • Village of Frankfort - Marina Park Fitness Station/Trail Project - $10,000
  • Village of Ilion - Russell Park PLayground Project - $10,500
  • Herkimer County Community College - HCCC Interpretive Nature Trail - $10,000
  • Poland Central School District - Fitness Trail/Elementary Playground Project - $10,500

Herkimer County HealthNet is a New York State Department of Health funded Rural Health Network that administers the Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play grant. Creating Healthy Places focuses on preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes by supporting and promoting environmental changes in Herkimer County. The four projects awarded support this by improving local playgrounds and trails, creating and enhancing spaces where families can participate in physical activity in fun and safe environments.


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