Construction to Begin on Glendale Park Renovation

October 24, 2012
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Artist rendering of Glendale Park.

Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and the Office of Planning and Development are pleased to announce that construction on the Glendale Park renovation will begin Monday, October 29th.  Residents should take note that the park will not be available for usage during the construction period, and that construction hours of operation will be from 7AM to 3PM, Monday through Friday.  All entrances to the park will be closed, including the entrance from Coburn Terrace, until further notice.

The Glendale Park renovation project includes a new natural turf baseball field and two new softball fields with engineered root-zone material, subsurface drainage layers and an updated irrigation system, all which will help maintain stronger, longer-lasting sod.  New athletic field lighting will target areas of play, while independent pedestrian lighting will illuminate the other areas of the park, such as the perimeter walkways.  The existing Tot Lot will be completely overhauled.  It will be made larger and ADA compliant.

The most drastic improvement will be to the overall beautification of the space. Formalized entrance areas, ornamental fencing, decorative lampposts, drinking fountains, and standardized benches and trash receptacles will highlight the significant improvements in landscaping such as retaining walls, flowerbeds, planters, and more.

The Glendale Park renovation project will provide a state of the art facility that will make every resident proud.  It will be a main attraction for our City – serving as athletic fields for Everett High School teams and local sports organizations, and as recreational space for families.

A Groundbreaking Ceremony for the project will be held on Wednesday, October 31st at 9:00AM in the park.  All are invited to attend.

  • John

    Don’t quite understand the decision not to put in some sort of FieldTurf or other artificial grass. With natural sod the field will be in the same condition as it currently is, in less than a year, regardless of what type of irrigation and drainage system is put in. Unless you monitor who uses the field and eliminate Pop Warner there won’t be a difference. I understand artificial turf costs more but as a long term solution natural sod is a complete waste of money.

  • Murray

    I appreciate the decision to use sod. Glendale is the last big park in a city where there is already too little authentic green space — we don’t need fake grass.