Geneva is an official "Playful City".
Thursday afternoon Geneva City officials and staff from Hobart and William Smith Colleges cut the ribbon to open the new playground between Routes 5&20 and the lakefront.
Volunteers built the playground last Saturday, and Geneva Public Works crews helped out before and after the playground build. Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan -
Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.
The playground committee exceed it's initial goal of $100,000 for the playground through grants, donations, and other fundraising. They are working to raise another $20,000 by next Spring to add more to the playground.
The playground equipment was recommended by KaBoom!, a national nonprofit group that has helped build 2,000 playgrounds since 1996. Last May, Geneva was recognized by KaBoom! as a 2012 Playful city USA for its efforts to increase play opportunities for children. Geneva was one of only two cities in the state to get that designation this year.
The 70-foot-by-200-foot playground maintained by the city of Geneva.
See the playground being built.