Grants awarded to 3 park improvement projects in western Mass.

$2 million was awarded to 11 Park Improvement Projects across Massachusetts

BOSTON (WWLP) – The Baker-Polito Administration announced on Monday more than $2 million in federal grant awards for 11 park improvement projects, 3 in western Massachusetts, were funded through the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program.

The three parks granted in Massachusetts are the Connecticut River Greenway in Northampton, Jaime Ulloa Park in Springfield, and the Bagg Brook Heritage Landscape Project in West Springfield.

Northampton:

The Connecticut River Greenway project will include a fully accessible boarding pier ramp to provide full access to the water and boats. It will also include the completion of paving to allow the site to be ready to serve as a public facility, and the addition of sidewalks, ramp, and dock. This project was awarded $90,000.

Springfield:

The Jaime Ulloa Park project will include site improvements, such as lighting, picnic, and game tables, playground, and overall landscape improvements. This project was awarded $250,000.

West Springfield:

The Bagg Brook Heritage Landscape Project will construct a three-quarter-mile long interpretive trail, and incorporate stormwater mitigation measure and Low Impact Development techniques in the site. This project was awarded $185,968.