BOSTON—Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough) voted for the enactment of the House and Senate budget that included an amendment he filed that provides $250 thousand for park and playground projects in the City of Marlborough.
“I am pleased that the House and Senate version of the budget included funding for renovating our playgrounds in Marlborough,” said Senator Jamie Eldridge. “Physical activity is so essential to the growth and success of children and it is vital that they can access safe and upgraded playgrounds in their neighborhoods.”
“I am pleased that the needs of our community were made a priority in the FY16 budget,” said Representative Gregoire. “This funding will allow our city to provide safe and updated outdoor space for our residents.”
“Over the past few years, we have undertaken a number of parks and playground improvement projects in Marlborough and this funding from the state will help us continue to invest in our parks,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant. “With these additional funds, we hope to move forward with our plans to upgrade John Street Park as well as develop our first “splash pad” for children. I can’t thank Senator Eldrige and Representatives Gregoire and Gentile enough for their efforts on behalf of the residents of Marlborough.”
These funds will help with a playground replacement on John Street. There is an existing playground that is old and outdated. These funds will also help with the addition of a Splash and Spray area at Ghiloni Park (a very popular Park in Marlborough located on Concord Road).
Neighboring communities such as Northborough and Hudson have splash and spray areas that are very popular with kids and parents on hot days.
The funding will be secured when Governor Baker signs the final version of the state budget.