Utica to upgrade its parks and pools this spring

Parks and pools in the city of Utica are set to have some new upgrades this spring.

Posted: May 8, 2018 11:07 AM
Updated: May 8, 2018 11:09 AM

UTICA – Parks and pools in the city of Utica are set to have some new upgrades this spring.

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri announced Tuesday that upgrades will be made at several parks and pools in the coming weeks.

At Wankel Park Playground, a handicap-accessible swing set will be installed. The park already has a jungle gym, baseball fields, a spray pool and swings.

At Roscoe Conkling Park, a new swing set will be installed. Roscoe Conkling Park was the first park developed by the Proctor family, according to the City of Utica’s website. The park includes encompasses the Utica Zoo, Valley View Golf Course, Val Bialas Ski Center and more.

Palmieri says that two-phase improvement plans are also underway at Buckley and Addison Miller pools. Phase I of the improvements involves installing new lines and chlorine tanks for both pools, and Phase II includes roofing, plumbing and electrical work.

“It is vitally important the City invest in its parks and pools as these assets provide our residents the quality of life and recreation they deserve,” Palmieri said in a news release.

If you’re looking to visit the city’s pools for open swim this summer, they’re open from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Swimming lessons are also offered at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about the city's parks and pools, click here.

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