(Saugus, MA) November 4, 2019 – Children, residents, Town officials, employees, and business owners gathered at Evans Park on Monday, November 4 to admire the Town’s two brand-new basketball courts and celebrate the park’s grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Excited residents received the first official tour of the new reconfigured park, which features two new, regulation-sized basketball courts, new surrounding sidewalks and granite curbing, reconfigured parking, and new landscaping, drainage, a water fountain, benches, and trash receptacles.
Security cameras and lighting will also be installed as part of the project to increase safety and security on the premises. Lines have been painted in the courts, and the final surface color will be completed in the spring when the weather is warmer.
The upgrades, which were supported by the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, and Town Meeting earlier this year, are part of an ongoing effort to continue to improve the Town’s parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields for the children and families of Saugus.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Town Manager Crabtree thanked everyone for their hard work in making this vision a reality, and for their support of important community capital investments such as this.
“When we work together as one team, we are able to accomplish so much for our Town,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “I look forward to the children and families being able to enjoy this wonderful park for many years to come.”
The Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Town Meeting, and Finance Committee members helped to hold the ribbon in place, while Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Debra Panetta ceremoniously cut it in two. Following the ceremony, children immediately began playing basketball on the new courts.
“The revitalization of the Town’s parks and playgrounds has been a priority of the Board of Selectmen,” said Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Debra Panetta. “I am so pleased to see all the amazing progress we have made together.”
For more information, contact the Town Manager’s office at 781-231-4111.
About The Town of Saugus
The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.