New Playground Proposed for Jackson Square, Would Use Community Preservation Funds

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Community Preservation Committee has proposed building a new playground in the Jackson Square neighborhood.

The proposed new playground would cost an estimated $498,000 and be adjacent to the Martha Eliot Health Center, Mildred C. Hailey Apartments and near Jackson Square businesses, according to a city press release.

The project was one of 56 across the city, totaling more than $34 million, that would use Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding.

The committee voted in support of the 56 projects on Feb. 11, and the Boston City Council is expected to approve the proposals in March.

The Community Preservation Committee is directed by Jamaica Plain resident Christine Poff, who recently received a Landscape Design Council Award.