CELORON – Officials in the Village of Celoron will host a ribbon cutting Monday to officially open their brand new board walk at 47 Dunham Ave., Lucille Ball Memorial Park.
Mayor Scott Schrecengost previously told WNYNewsNow that a lot of work has been done to freshen up the village as tourists pour into the area.
“We’ve been working on this boardwalk, and we’ve been trying to get this project underway and completed for four or five years now,” Schrecengost said in a 2018 interview. “We have plans for a new basketball court. We also have new bathroom amenities coming to the park, some improvements to the parking lot and drainage.”
Schrecengost explained the process to build the boardwalk wasn’t easy. Funding was a principal cause for design changes.
“We had to get grant money from the state, and it took us a couple of years to get the funding together to make sure we’d get the project the way we wanted it,” Schrecengost said. “We went through a couple different changes on it because the price on the first project was just too much.”
Schrecengost will be joined by other officials, including Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello, to cut the ribbon Monday at 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.