EP senators announce grant for splash park at Pierce Field
STATE HOUSE – East Providence’s Senate delegation today announced that the Department of Environmental Management has awarded a $100,000 matching grant to the city to construct a splash park at Pierce Memorial Field.
“A splash park will be such a welcome addition to Pierce Field, which is already a great recreational resource enjoyed by our community. This will make it an even better place for families, and provide an opportunity to cool off when it gets hot without making a trip the beach. So many Townies, including myself, have fond memories at Pierce Field, and the splash park is likely to become a highlight of summer and childhood in East Providence,” said Sen. Valarie J. Lawson (D-Dist. 14, East Providence).
Said Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, East Providence, Bristol), “We are so happy to share the news about this exciting new project. Splash parks are a safe and tremendously joyful way for kids to cool off, and we can’t wait for the pleasure this will bring to the community.”
Added Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket), “Particularly now, when we’ve been social distancing and staying at home for weeks on end, the news that this splash park is going to become a reality provides some welcome hope to our community. We’re all dreaming about getting outside and enjoying our neighborhoods again, and a new splash park is really something to look forward to.”
For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903