WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A western Massachusetts community came together to honor a life that was taken too soon.
It’s been two years since 24-year-old Wilbraham native Amy Lord was murdered while living in south Boston. Saturday, was Amy’s Sparkle Park Day in Wilbraham. A water park was created in her honor, and the community came together to dedicate it to Amy Lord.
Amy was a cheerleader in Wilbraham, so the youth football program also took part in the dedication. The coaches all wore pink team Amy shirts, and the players wore pink wrist bands; pink was Amy’s favorite color.
The park is located in the Spec Pond Recreational Complex on Boston Rd. The splash park was named for her sparkly personality. If you look close enough on the sign, you can also see the initials of her family and close friends.
Bryan Litz, director of Wilbraham Parks and Recreation department, told 22News,”It means a lot that something so tragic, we were able to turn into positive, and that the community can come down and enjoy Amy’s Sparkle Park, and have a positive experience at a spray park.”
In June, Edwin Alemany was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for first degree murder of Amy Lord in 2013.