After ten years and millions of dollars in renovations, Perry Square’s new look is complete.
The brand new fountain was turned on for the first time Thursday as City of Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott rededicated the east park.
The fountain will display different waters shows and at night will be lit up with new LED lighting. Also new to the east park are twenty benches and twenty trees, along with new landscaping and sidewalks.
Perry Square renovations took ten years to complete, costing between $3.5 million and $4 million, most of which came from state and federal grants along with private investments.
“Every day I look out the window in my office and I see that there’s people in the park, and there’re kids in the park.,” Mayor Joe Sinnott said. “That’s what our vision was from the very beginning. That’s what I wanted to see. I want to see a place where people can come for different events and community gathering and enjoy themselves right in the middle of the city.”
The Perry Square Alliance is hosting Perry Palooza on July 23rd to celebrate the park’s new look.