MOHAWK — The village of Mohawk has announced the completion of its new recreation field and pavilion space on the west end of the village adjacent to the Little League field.

The new Mohican Wetlands Recreational Park, funded through the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, contains a full-size football field, full-size youth baseball/softball field and a covered 60-foot by 40-foot gazebo, which is outfitted with electricity, lighting and restrooms, according to Mayor Jim Baron.

At the north side of the park behind RDR Industries off West Main Street, Gracie’s Foundation has planted a flower garden that will be maintained by the foundation and its local volunteers and will continue to expand, he said.

The parking lot has been paved and there are plans for a community playground to go in as well.

There will be additional tree plantings this fall and in the spring.

"It is exciting to finally cross this one off the list," said Baron in a statement. "The pile of hard fill that was generated by the floods in 2013 created the initiative to get this park up and going and, almost six years later, it’s good to be finished. This is the first publicly owned recreation space the village has and to be able to do so at next to zero cost of investment to the taxpayer was a significant bonus (aside from normal maintenance costs)."

He added, "The field has already been in use this past summer and fall and it’s great to see a community come together at the space. The biggest thank you that is owed for the entire project goes out to Mike Shedd and his Mohawk Municipal Commission and Street Department teams. Without their hard work, this project would have never been able to happen."