DCR Playgrounds, Spray Decks and Fitness Areas Now Open to Public

Summer weather is here and now we can all go to Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) spray decks, playgrounds, and fitness areas, after the agency announced they're all open for public use. The reopening is part of Phase II of the state's reopening plan. According to a press release, DCR will conduct "periodic cleanings of spray decks, playgrounds and fitness areas." Signage has also been posted to provide guidance to visitors on proper use. There are nine DCR-run playgrounds/spray decks/fitness areas in Jamaica Plain:

Amory Playground (Amory Street)
Anson Spalding Street Playground (Spalding Street)
Boynton Hall Street Playground (Hall Street)
Corporal Joseph E. Johnson Playground and Spray Deck (Green Street)
Everett Street Playground (Everett Street)
Lorber Family Playground (Jackson Square)
Mission Hill Deck Playground (Tremont Street)
New Minton Street Playground (New Minton Street)
Stony Brook Playground and Spray Deck (Lamartine Street)

The Johnson Spray Deck also recently got a facelift with picnic benches and soft padding replaced the hard concrete by the spray fountains.

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Loaded gun found on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Cocked, Loaded Revolver Left Near Playground

Boston Police report that a resident noticed a gun lying on the ground near a Franklin Park playground. The weapon turned out to be loaded and cocked. The gun was found Tuesday about 11 a.m. at the Parquesito de Hermandad, across from 435 Walnut Ave. "The Boston Police Department is grateful that no one was injured by this deadly weapon," police said in a post on their blog, "and reminds everyone, young and old alike, to never touch a gun and to immediately contact police." Police secured the Smith & Wesson .41 Magnum and took it away.

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