Mayor Walsh: How We’re Investing in Jamaica Plain

Here in Jamaica Plain, we’re making investments across a wide range of projects, including parks and open space, streets and transportation, our schools’ infrastructure, and our delivery of city services. Every spring, we release our Capital Investment Plan which funds the critical improvements to our infrastructure and facilities in Boston over a five-year period. It is a reflection of our priorities, and is guided by the voices of over 15,000 residents who offered input for our citywide plan, Imagine Boston 2030. Our Capital Plan funds the essentials of community life -- our schools, streets, libraries, and parks, including climate and resilience projects. It’s a commitment to all those who call Boston home and to our future generations.

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Thursday Meeting to Discuss Improvements for Parkman Playground

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the first of a series of meetings on Thursday to discuss upcoming improvements to the Parkman Playground in Jamaica Plain. The very popular playground is located at 58 Wachusett St., and features a basketball court, a children's playground, a Little League field and a softball field. It abuts the Forest Hills Cemetery and Roxbury Prep School, too. The field portions of the playground were refurbished in 2016 and the current project includes proposed improvements to the playground, pavilion, entrances and perimeter. The construction budget is $1.4 million, according to the Parks and Recreation Department.

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