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Sweeney Playground up for renovations; community meeting set for Wed.

Posted by Patrick Rosso  January 29, 2013 09:47 AM

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The location of Sweeney Playground.


South Boston’s Sweeney Playground will soon be renovated by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

The city has set aside $400,000 for renovations at the half-acre park that is located near 180 West 5th St.

A community meeting on the renovations has been set for Wed., Jan. 30, at the Condon School located at 200 D St. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The park, which is host to a playground, water feature, and basketball court, was last renovated in 2002 and playgrounds are typically renovated every 10-16 years, according to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

Three meetings will be held to gather input from the community and a new design is expected to be generated by late-spring. Construction is expected to begin in the summer and end in the late-fall.

A contractor for the construction work has not been chosen, but Stoss Landscape Urbanism, located on West Broadway, will be the design consultant for the project.


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