Recently Mayor McGlynn cut the ribbon to the newly refurbished Magoun Park. The park was originally dedicated in 1894 and is named after shipbuilder Thatcher Magoun, who owned the land.
Funding for the $589,142 renovation came from city and CDBG funds as well as a 2014 $200,000 “Our Common Backyards Program” grant from the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.
Improvements include a new children’s playground, benches, circulation paths, unique circular picnic tables, and new basketball courts. In addition, at the request of neighbors, a 10 foot lit, bituminous pathway was created to allow for better surveillance of the area.
The park was designed by Crosby, Slessinger, Smallridge of Boston. It was constructed by Sunshine Paving of Chelmsford. The Mayor thanked Lauren DiLorenzo and Clodagh Stoker Long of the Office of Community Development, Tamar Zimmerman, Bob Bushnell, George Connolly, Steve Randazzo and Mike Nestor for all their collaboration and assistance with this project
Pictured: Mayor McGlynn, members of the neighborhood, City Councillors Adam Knight & Rick Caraviello, State Rep. Paul Donato, School Committee Member John Falco, former City Councillor Stephanie Muccini Burke, and former Mayor John J. “Jack” McGlynn. Entertaining the crowd was Medford’s Alumni Band and Medford High School’s Vocal Group. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, and Hoodsies were served.