New park to be named for marathon bombing’s youngest victim

The goal is to create a space for children and families to learn, grow and play

Boston Marathon Bombings
(AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh are planning to be on hand for the groundbreaking of a park dedicated to the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon attacks.

Eight-year-old Martin Richard was one of three people killed when two bombs planted near the finish line exploded on April 15, 2013.

On Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Republican governor and Democratic mayor will join members of the Richard family to celebrate the beginning of construction of Martin’s Park.

The space will be located near the Boston Children’s Museum on the South Boston waterfront and will include small sculpture animals, binoculars, slides and a basket swing, play ship, timber maze climber and water garden.

The goal is to create a space for children and families to learn, grow and play.

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