For Immediate Release
October 28, 2013
Parks and Recreation
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department have announced the awarding of the bid to complete the second phase of ongoing improvements to Almont Park located at 40 Almont Street in Mattapan.
“I am pleased to announce that this popular neighborhood park is being further renovated and will provide the community with updated athletic facilities and places for relaxation,” said Mayor Menino. “The result will be a beautifully rehabilitated park that will serve Mattapan residents of all ages.”
Argus Construction Corporation of Bedford, MA, has been awarded the bid at $1,711,500 for this phase which will include furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to install a synthetic turf multi-use sports field, new tennis courts, new sports lighting, new outdoor exercise equipment, new and renovated park and service entrances, bituminous walkways, and planting.
Once the contract is fully signed and executed the contractor could begin site work, weather permitting, in early December with construction expected to be completed in July of 2014. Construction for the third and final phase is slated to begin immediately after this phase is completed.
“I am excited that the Parks Department is about to begin work on Phase II of this important project,” noted District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo, a longtime advocate for improvements to Almont Park. “With this next phase of construction, we will be one step closer to providing a beautiful, state-of-the-art park that the Mattapan community will enjoy now and for years to come.”
The first phase of the three-phase project, completed this past summer, renovated the park’s Tre’Vaughn Anthony Matthews Tot Lot with multiple new play structures, comfortable benches, picnic/café tables, colorful rubber safety surfacing, a large water play area, ornamental fencing, and several trees.
The final phase of the property renovation will include two new basketball courts, a renovated walking track and ball diamond, a cricket pitch, new pathways in a cleared and safe woodland area, pedestrian lighting, and parking for Pop Warner football games and other events.