Plans Moving Forward for Lynn Common Improvements

Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy last week discussed major reconstruction and improvement plans for Lynn Common, McManus Field and Frasier Field, all of which will begin in the spring.

“We are undertaking major improvements to Lynn Common,” said Mayor Kennedy. “Really seeking to establish the Common as a place that people can go to and utilize.”

Among the improvements mentioned by Mayor Kennedy are handicapped accessibility improvements at the band stand, new benches, lighting and the addition of mile markers along the walking paths, to encourage the use of the Commons as a walking/exercise area for residents.

“We’re also going to re-open the ‘Barkland’ Avenue Dog park, at Parkland Avenue, that proved to be hugely popular last year and we can’t wait to re-open it in the spring,” Mayor Kennedy.

Many of the improvements are being funded through a Massachusetts PARC grant for outdoor and recreational spaces, according to the mayor.

The city will also being completing up-grades to McManus Field and Fraser Field as well, with the soccer fields at McManus being re-graded and the installation of a new splash pad at McManus Field as well.

At Fraser Field, Mayor Kennedy noted that a new artificial infield will be installed and the North Shore Navigators baseball team will return to play its home games in Lynn in 2014 as well.

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