- Department of Conservation & Recreation
Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Opening of New Magazine Beach Spray Deck in Cambridge
Troy Wall, Press Secretary
Cambridge — Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy joined with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new Magazine Beach spray deck in the City of Cambridge.
CAMBRIDGE – Today, during a special ribbon cutting ceremony, the Baker-Polito Administration celebrated the completion of a new spray deck at Magazine Beach in the City of Cambridge. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) oversaw the $400,000 construction project, which will provide children and their families with additional recreational opportunities and a respite from the summer weather.
“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 at Magazine Beach, where area children will be able to play and interact with one another in a safe and fun environment.”
Details of the new Magazine Beach spray deck include:
- A fully ADA accessible design;
- Associated site amenities, such as benches and landscaping; and,
- Improvements of walkways throughout the state park.
“The opening of the new spray deck at Magazine Beach comes as welcomed news, enabling children and their families with the opportunity to cool off during the summer months in a fun and enjoyable setting,” said Cathie Zusy, President of Magazine Beach Partners. “This new facility is a great addition to Magazine Beach Park, and by working together with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, this park will continue to be an important component to the state parks system.”
Facilities such as spray decks provide children with an inclusive play environment. Additionally, the new spray deck at Magazine Beach 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.