- Department of Conservation & Recreation
Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Opening of New Allied Veterans Memorial Spray Deck in Everett
Troy Wall, Press Secretary
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy joined with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new Allied Veterans Memorial spray deck in the City of Everett.
EVERETT – Today, during a special ribbon cutting ceremony, the Baker-Polito Administration celebrated the completion of the new Allied Veterans Memorial spray deck in the City of Everett. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) oversaw the construction project, which will provide children and their families with additional recreational opportunities and a respite from the summer weather. The total cost of the project is approximately $1.8 million, which will include the future renovation of the Allied Veterans Memorial pool later this fall.
“The Baker-Polito Administration remains dedicated to enhancing the Commonwealth’s state parks system in an effort to provide exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities for people of all abilities to enjoy,” said Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy. “The DCR is excited to deliver this new family-friendly spray deck within the City of Everett, where area children will be able to play and interact with one another in a safe and fun environment.”
Details of the new Allied Veterans Memorial spray deck include:
- The conversion of an outdated wading pool into the spray deck;
- A fully ADA accessible design; and,
- Upgrades to the pool deck walkways throughout the facility.
Importantly, spray decks provide children with an inclusive play environment. Additionally, the new Allied Veterans Memorial spray deck will feature the latest in aquatic technology with improved efficiency at the facility. For information regarding the DCR’s wading pools, deep water pools, and spray decks, as well as dozens of coastal and inland beaches across the Commonwealth, please visit the agency’s webpage.