The following text was provided by Mayor Scott Galvin's office.
The children’s playground at Library Field will be closed until the end of August so that much-needed safety improvements and new playground features can be constructed at the site.
Demolition of the old playground was completed over the last week, and installation of the new playground should be completed by the end of August. Rory Lindstrom, Recreation Director for the City of Woburn, said the new playground will have feature a new climbing area and a separate toddler structure.
“The renovation of this playground was sorely needed to improve safety,” said Lindstrom. “This area is particularly important because of its central location in the heart of Woburn Center. We are excited to be able to upgrade both the safety and play features for Woburn children.”
Mayor Scott Galvin said the new playground is also in line with his goal of investing in recreational and exercise-related activities for Woburn residents, particularly children.
“It is important for the City to take a more active role to ensure opportunities for healthy life choices,” said Mayor Galvin. “I appreciate Rory’s leadership, as well as the support of the Recreation Commission and the City Council, for approving the $100,000 investment to deliver this necessary upgrade.”
For more information, please contact the Recreation Department at 781-897-5805.