On Saturday, June 16th Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett held an impressive grand re-opening of Swan Street Park with over 500 residents in attendance. This project began in the spring of 2017 and is now a state-of-art facility that will make every resident proud.
“Together we are making our City a better place to live, work and play,” states Mayor DeMaria, “By building a strong community foundation, we will know not only what Everett was, but also everything it can be.”
The $1.7 renovation project included the playground, splash pad, picnic tables, playing turf, and independent pedestrian lighting that illuminates areas of the park, such as the perimeter walkways.
The tot lot has also been completely overhauled. It has been made larger, with all new play equipment, and is also ADA compliant. Evident from Saturday, the new splash pad or mini water park has and will be the highlight of the park for children and their families.
The most drastic improvement is the overall beautification of the park. Formalized entrance areas, ornamental fencing, decorative lampposts, drinking fountains, and standardized benches and trash receptacles highlight the significant improvements in landscaping such as retaining walls, flowerbeds, planters, and more.
Mayor DeMaria, Senator DiDomenico, and Representative McGonagle addressed attendees at the ribbon cutting and expressed the importance of renovation and development within the City, especially to community areas such as parks and playgrounds.
Swan Street Park is one of many parks and tot lots around the City that has or will receive updates and renovations. The Mayor has continuously highlighted that keeping the community’s recreational areas and green spaces current and well maintained are an essential aspect of retaining value in our City.
Brenda Dalrymple stated, “We had a great time. The park came out amazing and its great seeing so many kids using it.”
The grand re-opening included face painters, balloon twisters, PAW Patrol characters, a giant inflatable obstacle course and demonstrations from the Everett Health and Wellness Center on fun games that can be played at all parks.
The Everett Fire, Police, and Library Departments, YMCA, and Boy and Girl Scout organizations were in attendance. In addition, there were plenty of healthy snacks courtesy of New England Banana Company and treats from the Everett City Council.