1. Walsh Park in Liberty Heights neighborhood slated for $1M transformation

    Walsh Park in Liberty Heights neighborhood slated for $1M transformation

    Walsh Park in Springfield’s Liberty Heights section is basically an empty field ringed by trees. But by the summer 2021, the 12-acre park tucked back in a residential neighborhood near Interstate 291 will have two inclusive playgrounds — one for ages 2 to 5 and another for ages 5 to 12 — a baseball/softball field, all-access walking path, splash pad, picnic area new entrances off both Van Buren Avenue and Freeman Street and a pollinator meadow.

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    1. That's to address the decline in bee and butterfly populations and to build the city's climate resiliency.
    2. These parks, open green spaces, are important to people.
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