The Renovation of Veteran’s Park in Holyoke Has Begun

Holyoke, Mass. (WGGB) — Veteran’s Park in Holyoke is set to receive a major facelift thanks to funds awarded through the Gateway Cities Parks Program.

The city broke ground Wednesday on a $1.4 million dollar upgrade.

The improvements include the addition of handicap ramps, new pavement, tree removal and pruning, tree planting, new lighting and more benches.

Jennifer Gilburt, Chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission told ABC40 News, “This is a place where many people come to gather socially, come with their families and come to just connect with the outdoors. And too really have an open green space here in the center of Holyoke is a really wonderful thing.”

Officials hope to have the park open and ready by late March.