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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown community teamed up to build a park on the city’s South Side.
Glenwood Community Park will be the name for the park on the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Sherwood, in the Idora Neighborhood.
The park is replacing the old Fosterville Park, that sat down the road, where Bottom Dollar grocery store is now located.
The project was a collaborative effort between Youngstown’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Idora Neighborhood Association.
City leaders said it’s well worth it and needed in this neighborhood.
“About 25 percent of the youth live on the South Side of Youngstown. So, this is right in the area where most of them live,” said Robert Burke, Parks & Recreation Director.
Bottom Dollar Foods donated $30,000 towards the $150,000 project, PNC Bank gave $20,000 and the city paid rest.
The park should be finished and open to the public in the next couple weeks.