For Immediate Release: 8/7/2019 12:48 pm
The City of Worcester will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for renovations made to Betty Price Playground on Thursday, August 8 at 4:30 p.m., 74 Eastern Ave.
The $1.2 million renovation project included the installation of a new ADA accessible playground with a poured-in-place surface and playground equipment for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Also included was the installation of a fitness area with a poured-in-place surface and multi-point training system, new lighting, a paved walkway, an ornamental and chain link fence, shade shelter, picnic tables, benches, trees and a new park sign.
This playground is named after the late Elizabeth “Betty” Price, a woman who led the way for African American women in Worcester. In 1973 she became the first African American woman elected to the School Committee. She was also the founder and director of the Prospect House, a human services agency that assisted the poor.
A Capital Improvement Project, this renovation was made possible through a City Council Tax Levy Appropriation and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program.