This was a neighborhood changer. We had hoped that by upgrading this park, it would make a real difference in the quality of life in that neighborhood and that the residents would partner with us to keep it that way — and in the two years since it was dedicated that is precisely what has happened.

This is another example of working together to get something great for Attleboro. We applied for and won a grant from the state’s “Our Common Backyard” program which would cover $200,000 of the $415,000 cost of the project. We also received $60,000 from the Fred Briggs Trust Fund and our own Recreation Department also contributed to make this playrground rehabilitation a reality.

This was my playground growing up and I can tell you, it is far different today than it was when I played there.

 

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Newly renovated Briggs Playground officially opens Sunday
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