Greenfield residents looking forward to park improvements

The Town will receive a $400K grant to improve the Green River Park

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield’s Green River Park is going to get an upgrade. 22News spoke with local residents at Green River Park Wednesday and they said there’re pretty excited about the news.

The Town of Greenfield will receive a $400-thousand grant to make improvements to Green River Park. Among the improvements are making the park more accessible to people with disabilities, and a more efficient drainage system in the parking lot.

Plans are also in place for a new doggie park; happy news for Dozer’s owner. Justin Wesolowski of Greenfield said, “He loves coming here. He goes out, he goes around the perimeter of the park, but then after that he smells the trees, he really loves it here.”

The grant will also allow the town to build a brand new basketball court here as a part of its improvements. “That means a lot to me because basketball is really my dream,” said Samuel Torressoto.

Torressoto comes to Greendfield from Brooklyn to visit his father. One of his favorite things to do at this park; “And I like to play in new courts without the cracks and all of the stuff like. They can rebuild it. I’m going to have fun.”

The town is currently in the process of designing the new park, and hopes to have approval to begin construction after July 1st of next year.

22News spoke with Christy Moore from the Greenfield Recreation Department. She said if all goes as planned, the new and improved Green River Park should be ready by 2016.

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