Upgrades and renovations will be done at three parks in the Town of New Hartford.

Senator Joseph Griffo has secured $250,000 in state funding for the parks.

Griffo was joined by New Hartford Town Supervisor Paul Miscione and Assemblyman Brian Miller at Chadwicks Park for Monday's announcement.

Chadwicks Park, Sherrill Brook Park and Washington Mills Athletic Park will all undergo renovations.

“Our local parks play a major role in enhancing a community’s appeal to its residents, tourists and newcomers,” Griffo said. “As such, it is important that we ensure that these spaces are modernized, inviting and safe places for people and families to gather. I am pleased that this funding will be used to enhance, renovate and improve these parks.”

The planning and design phases are complete and construction has started.

It's anticipated that it will take at least a year to complete the work, which will be done by the town’s Parks and Recreation and Highway departments.