Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

Mark Twain Riverfront Park Upgrade

New Funds Revitalize Mark Twain Riverfront Park
Elmira (WENY) -- Elmira's Mark Twain Riverfront Park is getting some upgrades. At tonight's city council meeting, members accepted a $35,000 grant, which will be used to replace all of the lighting in the park.

The funds are from the New York Main Street Program which provides financial resources to communities revitalizing historic downtown neighborhoods. The park was updated last year with new benches, and this time around, historic lighting will be added to fit the Mark Twain time period.

"This is New York Main Street Program money, which is specifically for downtown use to fix up the fronts of buildings," said Elmira Mayor, Sue Skidmore. "This qualifies because it is part of the downtown and it is just going to look stunning."

Skidmore says you can expect the new lights to be up in the park by October.