Green Street Spray Park

Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce that the City of Woburn has been awarded nearly $500,000 in grant funds for the Green Street playground improvement project, one of only ten communities to be awarded a Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant this year by the State’s Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEA) in partnership with the National Park Service.  Over $6.6 million in LWCF funds are being provided to make parkland and trail improvements and preserve and protect active and passive recreation land across Massachusetts. The LWCF grants are funded through the sales of federal offshore oil and gas leases, the proceeds of which are then used to support public outdoor recreation areas and facilities.

“I am very pleased the Healy Administration and EOEA chose to support the Green Street playground refurbishment project,” said Mayor Scott Galvin.  “It is a project that will greatly benefit Woburn residents of all ages and incomes who will enjoy a modern, refurbished recreational facility.”

Recreation Director Rory Lindstrom added, “I’m excited to see this project become a reality.  The design reflects a lot of feedback we gathered from the community at public meetings and through a survey.  This spray park will be a lot bigger than the splash pad at Clapp Park, and will feature many different interactive play features for kids of all ages and abilities.”

The project involves replacing the aging pool and associated equipment at the park with a new splash pad and renovating the public restrooms. The $480,968 grant will be used to fund a portion of the work associated with the pool and splash pad, and City funding appropriations already in place will fund the remaining work at the site.

Mayor Galvin said City Engineer Jay Corey and Recreation Director Rory Lindstrom will oversee the project, which will start in the Spring of next year and which is expected to be done in time to open the splash pad for the second half of next year’s Summer season.

Below are pictures of the spray elements and layout that the new spray park will look like (Beach chairs and umbrellas featured are not part of the current project)

We will continue to update this site as we move forward with the bidding process and award of a contractor.  For any questions please call Rory Lindstrom at 781-897-5806.