Taxpayer money to be used to renovate Pulaski Park

Pulaski Park was last renovated in 1976

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – For years, the City of Northampton has tried to renovate Pulaski Park on Main Street. 22News met with Mayor David Narkewicz to find out where the money to finally make some improvements is coming from.

Mayor Narkewicz said it is taxpayer money that’s been set aside to only be used on Massachusetts parks. Just this week, the City applied for 400-thousand dollars from the state’s park fund.

The last time Pulaski Park was renovated was in 1976, and Mayor Narkewicz said he’s making these renovations one of his top priorities.

He said, “Having a vibrant, accessible park is a really important component of a successful and vibrant downtown so I think it’s a worthwhile expenditure and I think it only adds to the vitality of Northampton.”

There have been three public meetings to discuss how the new park will look. Some changes include more green space, a bigger playground for kids, and a stage for musical and theatrical performances.

The City is still working with the contractor to figure out how much these renovations will cost.

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