1. Springfield launches $600,000 renovation project at Van Horn Park

    Springfield launches $600,000 renovation project at Van Horn Park

    The city formally launched a $600,000 renovation project at Van Horn Park in Liberty Heights on Tuesday that includes new playground equipment and a small pavilion, aided by federal grant funds. The contractor, Omasta Landscaping of Hadley, was joined by local officials and residents including Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, during the groundbreaking ceremony. The funding consists of a $300,000 federal grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, $150,000 in federal Community Development block grant money, and $150,000 in city funds, as detailed in August.

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    1. The improvements will be a welcome addition to the Liberty Heights and Atwater neighborhoods.
    2. When completed, the renovations to Van Horn Park will help improve a vibrant urban open space that the residents of the Liberty Heights and Atwater neighborhoods will enjoy for years to come.
    3. The park improvements will ensure for quality playground, picnic and splash pad area.
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