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City's First All-inclusive Playground at Coytemore Lea Park

Using a combination of grant sources, the City created its first all-inclusive playground at Coytemore Lea Park located on Mountain Avenue. 
                                                         
The City combined a $136,000 Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant received from the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and $64,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to construct the all-inclusive playground along with complementary improvements at Coytemore Lea Park.  The $200,000 in funding was used for new benches, tables, trees, an inclusive play structure, new swing structure and relocation of a wall climber.  The play structures are fully accessible to children with disabilities and will allow all children to play together in a fun, enriching environment. 

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) adminstered the project on behalf of the City.

Left to Right (holding ribbon): Deborah Burke, MRA Executive Director;
Pat Sacca of JNJ Sacca Construction, Contractor; Pam Shadley, Shadley Associates,
Landscape Architect; Former Ward 4 Councillor James Nestor; Mayor Gary Christenson;
State Rep. Paul Donato; Councillor John Matheson; State Rep. Paul Brodeur;
Nick Pernice, MRA CD Director; and neighborhood residents



All-inclusive Playground at Coytemore Lea Park