The cabin in North Middleton Township’s Shaffer Park has been remodeled and stands ready for rentals.
“It was showing wear and tear and it needed renovations for us to be able to continue to rent it to the public,” Parks and Recreation Director Andrea Crouse said.
The refurbished cabin will be on display for the parks and recreation board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
The punch list for the renovation was extensive. Outside contractors were brought in to put on a new roof and siding, but borough maintenance crews completed many of the tasks.
Work on the cabin started in July 2016. It now has air conditioning. The entire facility, including the bathrooms, has been upgraded to meet ADA standards. The kitchen has also been updated to include new counters and a sink. Crews also repointed the chimney and refinished the wood flooring
“Recently a Boy Scout finished his Eagle Scout project by landscaping the front of the cabin,” Crouse said.
The $110,000 renovation project was funded by the proceeds from a right-of-way agreement with the Pennsylvania Turnpike that the borough entered into in 2015. Shaffer Park had been purchased in 1968 using state funding, Crouse said. When property purchased with state funding is sold, as in the case of the right of way, the money must be used for other parks and recreation activities, so the funds received from the turnpike had to be used at Shaffer Park.
Crouse said the borough also received $10,000 from the Cumberland County Land Partnership for the project.
The borough will start taking reservations for the cabin in December, and reservations may be made online at carlislepa.org or by calling 717-243-3318.