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Turning Point Park gets grant for upgrades

Rochester has been awarded $552,000 in state funding to upgrade public facilities at Turning Point Park in the Charlotte neighborhood, city officials said Friday.

The grant will cover 90 percent of the work, including additional parking and storm drainage, a new restroom, educational and informational signage, and improvements to sidewalks, trails and scenic overlooks, officials said.

The work is scheduled to begin in August 2012 and be completed in the spring of 2013.

The funding comes from the state Environmental Facilities Corp.’s Green Innovation Grant Program, officials said.

“Turning Point Park has established itself as a true gem of the city’s park system and is helping our citizens re-engage with the Genesee River,” Mayor Thomas Richards said in a statement.

“These funds give us the ability to make significant improvements on an already tremendous facility and create another example of what makes Rochester such a great place to raise a family.”

The park covers 275 wooded acres along the river.

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