$50,000 dollars in state funding will be used to upgrade two parks in the City of Rome.

The city will dedicate half of the funds to various repairs at Veterans Memorial Park on North James Street.

The other $25,000 will go toward improvements at the Pinti Field action sports park.

The funding was announced by Senator Joseph Griffo.

“I am pleased to support the city’s ongoing effort to beautify its parks and improve recreational opportunities for children,” said Griffo.  “I am also impressed by the community’s support of the Veterans Park and am happy to do my part to aid in the rehabilitation of this important memorial.”

“On behalf of the City of Rome, thank you to Senator Joseph Griffo for securing funding that can be put towards the re-development of the Action Park at Pinti Field,” said Rome Mayor Joseph Fusco.