Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) and Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) joined the community today to announce $3 million for the Franklin County Recreational Center, a new indoor sports facility in Malone. This new center will be a public-private partnership between state, county and local resources including Adirondack For Kids and other interested organizations and will help fill a need in the North Country for more recreational facilities in the North Country for all four seasons. The new Franklin County Recreational Center will be just minutes away from the park and will provide much-needed indoor space for youth sports and community events.
“Ensuing our children and families have a place to go and play brings our neighborhoods closer together and I’m proud the Assembly Majority can support this project in Franklin County,” said Speaker Heastie. “The Assembly Majority remains committed to supporting our local communities in making their big dreams a reality.”
“There is need for more recreational activities for all ages in the North Country,” said Assemblymember Jones. “This new building will give us the spaces our community needs for indoor sports and support our local tourism initiatives. I want to thank Speaker Heastie and my colleagues in the Assembly Majority for their continued support of this effort.”
Jennifer Hathaway, director of the Malone Recreational Park, led Speaker Heastie and Assemblyman Jones on a tour with members of Franklin County legislature, local officials, and leaders of Adirondack For Kids to see what the community has accomplished with prior state funding. Previously, Jones secured $500,000 for renovations to a building at the park and $500,000 for the Civic Center. During the tour, Speaker Heastie announced an additional $100,000 will be allocated to install heating in one of the park buildings.