The Town of Lewiston completed needed improvements at Sanborn Park and Colonial Village Park this past week.
At Sanborn, the outdated basketball court was resurfaced and the poles, backboards and hoops were brought up to speed to match the courts found in other town parks. In addition, a brand-new, fire truck-themed toddler-friendly playground was installed for area children, and a brand-new walkway was installed for park users.
At Colonial Village, work included the installation of another fire truck playground, in yellow to match the fire trucks found at Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. Other work included the removal and replacement of about 25 Austrian pine trees that were infected by disease and were slowly dying off. They were replaced with a healthier mix of trees that will be better equipped to handle any infestation or disease. The town noted that due to the fact that the original trees were all the same species, the disease, diplodia tip blight, had quickly spread to about 75 percent of the original trees planted back in the 1960s. The town Parks Department also replaced the roof of the shelter in the park.
Pictured, Town Board members Ernie Palmer and Mike Marra are shown next to the fire truck playground in Sanborn.