Mayor Arrigo Officially Reopens Gibson Park
June 11, 2019
Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere celebrated the grand reopening of the newly renovated Gibson Park this past week. This renovation includes an expanded playground area, new fencing, safety surface, walkways, new and accessible playground equipment, and a fully restored ballfield. Gibson Park marks the seventh renovation to recreational spaces in the City over the past three years. Additional grant requests and funding sources are in the pipeline for more park upgrades in 2019.
“Our parks and playgrounds are the spaces that make us feel pride in our community and welcome our young people to get active and build lasting memories,” said Mayor Arrigo. “We’ll continue to work hard to secure the grant funding and manage our city’s finances responsibly to ensure that our public outdoor spaces get the upgrades our residents deserve.”
In addition to Gibson Park, six recreational spaces have been renovated since 2016:
- Oak Island Park, renovated in 2017: renovations to the fields and play structures
- Lincoln School, renovated in 2016: renovation to basketball court and play structures
- Harmon Pak, renovated in 2017 installation of a large inclusive play area, safety surfacing, restoration of the basketball court, landscaping, new fencing, park signage, handicap walkway, parking space and swing, play space for autistic children, bike racks, benches, lighting, new trees, and splash park.
- Beachmont School renovated in 2016: playground and basketball court
- Beachmont School gymnasium resurfaced in 2019
- Curtis Park, renovated in 2017: future renovations later this year
- Costa Park to be renovated this coming June.