The new and improved Chenango Valley State Park beach is ready for families to enjoy as the heat of summer continues through the end of July.

The New York State-funded improvement project includes an expanded sand area, splash pad, waterslide and accessible dock for paddlers as well as stand-up paddle boards and kayaks for rental. Chenango Valley State Park is also offering swimming lessons.

The state last year announced the $2.2 million upgrade project in the Town of Fenton as part of the New York Parks 2020 Initiative.

Park admission is $7 per vehicle.