The is undergoing some spring-cleaning and summer renovations.
Freshly churned dirt along Washington Street marks the relocation of a few of the historic hitching posts and the planning of four new trees. Park Commission Chairman Tim DeBell said the sizeable trees provide additional shade for those visiting the park.
Soon visitors to the neighborhood park will be able to use a new swing set with more swings and a new slide that will replace the broken one. DeBelle said playground is going to close on Monday, June 4, Tuesday, June 5 and the morning of Wednesday, June 6, while the swings and slide are installed.
“We also going to increase the base area of the playground,” DeBell said.
O’Brien & Sons based out of Medfield, Massachusetts is conducting the project. O’Brien & Sons also did the playgrounds.
“Everything will be done by mid-June,” DeBell said.
After the sprucing up is complete the Park Commission will get to work on their next project, looking for options to replace the entire playscape in the next 18 to 24 months. DeBell said they will look at grants to pay for it and also look to work with Stonington Recreation Director Joe Mendonca.