Veterans Park Renovations Completed

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially re-open Veterans Park after undergoing $1.4million in renovations over the past 9 months. The speakers included Mayor Alex B. Morse, Ralph Lefebvre, Chaplin of the United Veterans of Holyoke, Jennifer Gilburg, chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission, City Council President Kevin A. Jourdain, State Representative and City Councilor Aaron Vega, and Kurt Gaertner, director of the Commonwealth’s Gateway Cities parks program.

The facelift includes new sidewalks, walkways and ADA ramps, new grass, ...

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Construction Begins on Veterans Park Improvements

On Wednesday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held by the Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department on the grounds of Veterans Park. Although construction had commenced a week earlier, the ceremony highlighted another key investment by the City in its downtown infrastructure and amenities. The improvements are being made possible by a $1.4million Gateway City Parks grant given to the City by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. This award was the largest amount allocated ...

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