From Mayor Bill Finch:
On Friday, Mayor Bill Finch cut the ribbon on the brand new splash pad at Newfield Park.
The splash pad is the latest addition to the East End park, which has had many upgrades and improvements by the City’s Public Facilities department during the last two years including the dedication of tennis courts to Robert “Bobby” McIntosh in 2010, and construction of a barbecue shelter in 2011.
“We are committed to providing residents with beautiful and active parks throughout the City. We’ve worked with the East End community to make upgrades to this park so it offers something for everyone in the neighborhood,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “The addition of a splash pad will give East End kids a place to cool off on hot summer days. This is the fourth splash pad installed in the City, and all of them have been very popular with both parents and children.”
Improvements to Newfield Park are the result of collaboration between the City, the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) and the East End Community Council.
The splash pad construction by Concrete Creations LLC began earlier this summer. Fuss & O’Neil Landscape Architects and Engineers designed the splash pad, swing set, and parks maintenance addition to the restrooms.