Friends of Fulton Parks passes sun safety policies and offers free sunscreen at VanBuren Park and Recreation Park in Fulton, NY
FULTON — Friends of Fulton Parks (FOFP) is an organization that strives to promote and provide outdoor recreational opportunities for individuals of any age, ability, and fitness level. With 15 parks and 3 trails located in Fulton, FOFP is always seeking ways to bring safety and fun to their locations. Recently, FOFP partnered with Oswego County Opportunities through the Cancer Prevention in Action Program to enact a sun safety policy at VanBuren Park and Recreation Park in Fulton, NY, that will enable park patrons to access NO COST sunscreen at both locations.
Friends of Fulton Parks Director, Kelley Weaver says “This was a great opportunity and partnership that will enhance two of our parks and increase sun safety. We are very excited to be able to offer free sunscreen at VanBuren and Recreation Park and encourage all park patrons to take advantage of keeping their skin protected!”
Community Champion for Sun Safety, Penny Halstead states “I was one of those people that never thought they would get skin cancer. So far I’ve had 4 surgeries to remove basal cell carcinoma tumors. I’ve had a third of my eyelid removed, a large piece removed from the side of my nose, and several tumors removed from both legs. I want to use my experiences to help others avoid getting skin cancer. Having free sunscreen at these parks is great and I hope people will take advantage of it to protect themselves and their family!”
At VanBuren Park the sunscreen dispenser will be located in the tennis court and at Recreation Park the sunscreen dispenser will be located in the teen haven play area. Please see below for both park locations:
Intersection of VanBuren Street and North 6th Street, Fulton NY
Intersection of Barrett Drive and West Broadway, Fulton NY