The North End’s Langone Park on Commercial Street will be getting a facelift, courtesy of Boston Parks Department, Highland Street Foundation and the Boston Red Sox. The $125,000 partnership will fund upgrades to ten baseball fields throughout the city.
Each ball field will receive fresh baseball diamond mix clay, pitcher’s mound clay, home plate clay, privacy screens on backdrops, sod cutting for edges, and lining.
“This funding will help boost the regular care of our ball fields and bring some of our older facilities up to date,” said Mayor Walsh in a statement. “Thanks to our partnership with the Highland Street Foundation and the Red Sox, youth in these ten neighborhoods will have even better places to play ball this summer.”
The parks slated for the upgrades are Smith Field in Allston, Hardiman Playground in Brighton, Ryan Playground in Charlestown, Dorchester Park in Dorchester, Noyes Park in East Boston, Daisy Field in Jamaica Plain, Langone Park in the North End, Edna V. Bynoe Park in Roxbury, Moakley Park in South Boston, and Peters Park in the South End.
2 Replies to “North End Langone Park One of Ten Baseball Fields to Receive Upgrade”
From the city’s press release (http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=20085), it seems like it might actually the little league field that’s getting the upgrade – not the baseball field (pictured) or softball field even though the same press release labels it as a “baseball” field. Can anyone clarify?
Hi Adam, You bring up a good point in that the upgrades are targeting the little league fields which would be the smaller Langone Park field, rather than the larger Puopolo ball fields. However, the larger ones are also used by the expanded little league now. I’ll see if I can find out anything more. –Matt
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