(Methuen) Mayor Neil Perry is happy to announce that major renovations are planned for the Gill Avenue Park that will include Methuen's first dog park, a full-sized outdoor basketball court, additional benches and lighting, and ADA compliant walkways throughout the facility.
"The Gill Avenue Park project is a testament to our commitment to creating vibrant spaces that cater to the diverse needs and interests of our community," stated Mayor Perry. "We spent the first four years of my administration putting our financial house in order," continued Mayor Perry, "now is the time to enhance the quality of life of all of our citizens, providing recreational opportunities for all, even our pets."
The planned dog park will feature two separate fenced-in areas and water fountains, while the basketball court will satisfy a long-standing wish for a full-sized court. The additional lighting will create a safer environment for both active and passive recreational activities.
Construction for this project will begin Tuesday, September 5, and is scheduled to run through Friday, October 13.
During construction, the playground, playing field and splash pad will be closed. The last day of operation for the splash pad will be Sunday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Questions should be directed to Recreation Director Steve Angelo at 978-983-8590.