State Senator Jim Seward has announced a $50,000 New York State grant he secured to help with improvements at Copes Corners Park in the Town of Butternuts. The Saturday announcement coincided with the grand re-opening celebration and ribbon cutting at the park. The capital funding secured by Senator Seward has been used to help with improvements to the park’s bathroom facilities, pavilions, and purchase of playground equipment. Senator Seward also noted that a pair of New York State Parks in Otsego County will be receiving special funding through the NY Parks 2020 plan. Glimmerglass State Park is receiving $150,000 which will be used to replace the bathhouse roof and address ventilation issues. Robert Riddell State park is receiving $75,000 which will be used for various park upgrades.