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City of Olean Receives Grant for Trailhead Parklet

August 17, 2018—Olean— William J. Aiello, Mayor of the City of Olean is pleased to announce that the City of Olean has won a grant from KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to play, and the Built to Play Initiative, supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The grant will help the City bring a new, playful installation to help get more Olean kids playing.

“The City is very lucky to receive this grant,” Mayor Aiello said. “Through the community-driven design competition, we received an award for a Play Everywhere project to be known as Trailhead Parklet, it will be located on Whitney Avenue, right in the heart of downtown Olean and part of the Allegheny River ValleyTrail.”

“This grant will allow us to transform a piece of property that has been vacant since the 1950’s into a wonderland, with innovative equipment that will bring out everyone’s inner child,” Mayor Aiello continued.

“I would like to thank KaBOOM! and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation’s Built to Play Initiative for their support of our community, through their grant, another attraction will be added to Olean’s Downtown District as we continue our revitalization efforts,” Mayor Aiello said.

Construction will begin on the project in June of 2019 and it should be operational by the end of July 2019. 

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