Holyoke Public Library Park Grand Re-Opening Text Size

Event takes place on October 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM
250 Chestnut Street

A renovated and improved accessible park is reopening in Holyoke on Wednesday, October 28 at 10am.The public is invited to participate in the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony being held at 10:00 a.m. at the Library Park, located at 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke.

“This is an exciting time for the Holyoke Public Library and the Holyoke community,” said Library Board of Directors President, Terry Plum. “The renovated passive park will be a fun space for children, a safe space for families, and a beautiful enhancement to the downtown Holyoke public spaces. I want to recognize Mayor Alex Morse, Alicia Zoeller, Director for the Office of Community Development, Bill Fuqua, General Superintendent of Holyoke DPW, and Maria Pagan, Director of the Library for their leadership in making this very special project possible. The renovated Library Park is funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).”

The $200,000 dollar park improvements have been underway for about three months, and features new accessible game tables, creative seating areas for adults and children, reseeded grass, improved drainage, curving sidewalks that follow the contours of the sloping ground and library story walks.

Following the 10:00 a.m. ceremony there will be a reception in the Community Room at the Library.

The Library Park renovation was made possible through the efforts of John Hammer and Mark Arigoni of Milone & MacBroom of Springfield and Jason LaRochelle of JL Construction of West Springfield. Milone & MacBroom designed the park and supervised construction. JL Construction was responsible for the construction the park. The park received a number of plantings from the Greening the Gateway Cities program.

For additional information about the event, please contact Nilka Ortiz, Executive Assistant to the Mayor at 413 322-5510 or

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