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City to Cut Ribbon at Hadwen Park, Hope Cemetery; Break Ground at O'Connell Field/WFD Memorial Walkway

For Immediate Release: 9/20/2019 5:00 pm

The City of Worcester will host the following ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremonies next week:

Hadwen Park ribbon cutting ceremony
Tuesday, September 24, 4:30 p.m. (19 Heard Street)

Hadwen Park underwent a $780,000 renovation project (Phase I of II) funded by a City Council tax levy appropriation as well as a state grant of $300,000 from the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (Land and Water Conservation Fund). The project includes a new and expanded accessible playground, a new basketball court, new accessible pathways, an improved parking lot, a new picnic area with a wetland observation viewing platform and new benches, trash receptacles and bike rack.

O’Connell Field/Worcester Fire Memorial Walkway groundbreaking ceremony
Wednesday, September 25, 4:30 p.m.
(Institute Park, 141 Grove Street)

This $4.4 milllion project consists of the installation of a new synthetic competition turf lined for football, lacrosse and field hockey, sports lighting, player benches, bleachers, portable restrooms, scoreboard, an ADA accessible lighted entry plaza and walkway, lighted elevated boardwalk, security cameras, park benches, trees plantings and a new park sign. The project also includes the installation of an ADA accessible Firefighters Memorial Walkway including the relocation of the existing Firefighters monument.

Hope Cemetery ribbon cutting ceremony
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 p.m. (119 Webster Street)

A $1.1 million Capital Improvement Project at Hope Cemetery was made possible through a City Council tax levy appropriation. Area 1 and Area 5 were developed to provide an increased number of graves, new lawns, numbered grave markers, paved access roads, drainage, water service, tree and shrub plantings, and fence installation.

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