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$2.5M allocated for Juniper Valley Park improvements

THE COURIER/Photo by Salvatore Licata

Joggers and athletes in Juniper Valley Park will soon be jumping for joy with a new upgrade coming to the track and field.

$2.5 million has been allocated by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley to renovate the track and field complex, which she says has its fair share of problems that need to be addressed.

“Drainage issues have significantly damaged the track and have prevented its full use,” said Crowley. “Renovating this track will enable all residents to take advantage of all Juniper Valley Park can offer.”

At this point, the funding has been secured for the renovation, but there are no concrete plans or timeline for what type of work will be done. Scoping meetings will be held with the community to discuss the possibilities for this project, according to a representative from the Parks Department.

This is not the first time Crowley has allocated funds to help the park. She also secured funding for upgrades of the handball courts, lower playground area and bocce courts.

She said she wants to get the renovations done as soon as possible and is even drafting legislation that will expedite Council members’ fully funded capital projects.

“Since Juniper is a highly utilized park, upkeep is very important,” Crowley noted. “Renovating the field at Juniper Valley Park is a high priority for members of our community.”

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