Painting, Repairs Planned at Binghamton’s Rod Serling Bandstand
Steps are to be taken to improve the appearance of a landmark bandstand in Recreation Park on Binghamton's West Side.
Mayor Richard David said some minor repair work and painting is to be done this summer at the structure that was built nearly a century ago.
The bandstand has a marker dedicated to television producer and screenwriter Rod Serling, who grew up near the park. The setting inspired at least one episode of Serling's TV series "The Twilight Zone."
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said some roof repairs were made to the bandstand last year.
The mayor said one of the drainage pipes in the roof of the structure had been leaking, so efforts were made to address that issue.
David said the city works to maintain the bandstand because "we do consider it to be a historic treasure."
Some area residents have complained about the condition of the structure, suggesting more should be done to keep it looking good for visitors.
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