“We've renovated and created over 100 acres of parkland, and we're just getting started. This park is an investment in our future and in our children as we continue to make Bridgeport a place where families choose to raise their kids and grandkids.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch
Ø WHO: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, City Council members, community leaders.
Ø WHAT: Ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of playground improvements at Curiale School.
Ø WHERE: Curiale School, 300 Laurel Avenue.
Ø WHEN: Sunday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Bridgeport, Conn. (July 18, 2015) – Sunday, Mayor Bill Finch will announce improvements that have been made to the playground and park area at James J. Curiale School in Bridgeport. The park area behind the school is now home to two refurbished basketball courts, two playground areas, a field, and a splash pad complete with a dragon-shaped design.
The playgrounds include climbing walls, and other obstacles for kids to play on. The basketball courts have been used this summer for the ECHO -- Empathy, Character, Hope, Opportunity -- co-ed basketball camp, which over 100 kids are participating in this summer.
Ø Click here to read more about the ECHO basketball camp: http://bit.ly/1gGXWK6.
“We've renovated and created over 100 acres of parkland, and we're just getting started,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “This park is an investment in our future and in our children as we continue to make Bridgeport a place where families choose to raise their kids and grandkids.”
Ø Click here for pictures of the refurbished play area: http://bit.ly/1HGYeaf.
The splash pad’s dragon-shaped design fits the unique character of the neighborhood surrounding Curiale School. Located on Laurel Avenue the school is located in the heart of the “Little Asia,” which is home to several popular Asian restaurants.
Bridgeport is called the Park City, and it wants to make sure it’s living up to its name while improving the quality of life for its residents. Bridgeport is creating new parks and revitalizing old ones to give kids cleaner air to breathe and to revitalize neighborhoods.
Living up to its name as the Park City isn’t just so Bridgeport kids have cleaner air to breathe, it also makes sound economic sense. A recent study found that Bridgeport parks serve as a catalyst for neighborhoods, attracting investments and economic development.
That’s a tangible win/win for families, businesses and the city.
In addition to improving the park at Curiale School, Mayor Finch recently opened Knowlton Park, a waterfront park along the Pequonnock River.
Mayor Finch and the City of Bridgeport also continue to make improvements to the newly reopened Pleasure Beach, including the addition of a new playground.
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