SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WKBN) — Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate this year for the Shenango Township ice rink. Officials say it is closed for the season.

As one season ends, the township is gearing up for warmer days. They have been working on improving the park. There are brand new basketball courts and turf laid down.

Last fall, the township began working on the park, adding activities like pickle ball, basketball, bocce and even a batting cage. The basketball courts have a sports court surface, which has a little more give to keep people safe.

The project is funded with a community and parks recreation state grant. Phase two of renovations will include handicapped-accessible paths.

Chairman Tom Hubert says there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“We have a very good community as far as people wanting to help each other out and things like that. This gives them the opportunity to meet up with each other, enjoy their company and also to get the young people some place safe to have activities to do,” Hubert said.

Some of the activities like the basketball court will be finished in about a week for people to begin enjoying. Hubert says the township is planning a dedication event for sometime in May.