BECKLEY – Renovation at a Raleigh County Park includes a new playground and it's officially open Wednesday.
New River Park in Beckley has added a brand new play set just behind the pool. The County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with local businesses to renovate and upgrade the park including new paint, shelter roofs, new bathrooms, and a trail update, but the key feature is the playground.
Park officials are glad the area has added a new attraction to keep the kids busy this summer.
“You have to provide them with a quality place and that's what we're trying to do,” says Chamber spokesperson Ellen Taylor, “And so if we can get them out here they're going to play, they're going to socialize, they're going to be healthier to be outside and be active and that kind of thing. So it's just wonderful.”
The master plan for the park renovation came from a firm out of Charlottesville, Va.