For Immediate Release: 8/13/2019 2:35 pm
The City of Worcester will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for renovations made to Holmes Field on Thursday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m., 201 Plantation Street.
The $1.38 million renovation project included the installation of a new accessible playground with areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 with poured in place rubber safety surfacing. Also included are two new tennis courts with Pickleball overlays and sports lighting. (Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.)
The eight-acre facility also has new accessible pathways, a picnic area/shelter, benches, trash receptacles, trees and perimeter fencing along Plantation Street.
Holmes Field is named in honor of Swedish businessman and politician Pehr G. Holmes (1881-1952), who served as Mayor of Worcester (1917-1920), a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council (1925-1928) and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1931-1947).
This renovation was made possible through a City Council Tax Levy Appropriation. The engineer/designer of record was Weston & Sampson and the general contractor was LEI Corp.