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Rec facilities to get makeover

October 3, 2006

Albany - Plans may soon be underway to turn old run-down recreation facilities in Albany into a newer looking and more people friendly environment. The city of Albany has hired a consulting firm to look at current recreation parks and structures and figure out what can be improved, and what needs to be done away with.

A top priority? More trails, fitness and wellness activities and senior programs. Neighborhood parks are also a priority. Consultant Karon Badalementi says repairing what is already in place is a more cost efficient method than building all new parks.  She says, "It's more 'sexy' to fund a brand new something than it is to fund repair and renovation of something that exists."

A public meeting will be held tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30 at the Government Center for people interested in the recreation and parks master plan.

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