After nearly four years since its inception, Friends of the Pequossette Park celebrated the completion of the newly renovated playground with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 8. The weather was sunny and warm for the event, organized by Meet Belmont.
The newly renovated playground cost $675,000, according to the president of Friends of PQ Park, Julie Crockett. Community Preservation Act funds helped fund the majority of the expenses and the remainder of the expenses was funded through $35,000 of donations, according to Crockett.
The park, established in 1928, hadn't been renovated since the early 1990s and is now handicap accessible.
Peter Cahoon created the sign which is now hung at the Bartlett Street entrance to park for his Eagle Scout project in 2017.
"As PQ Park is a valuable recreation resource, and is now beautifully renovated, we look forward to working with Jon Marshall, the new assistant town administrator, the Recreation Commission and the DPW, to ensure the playground is well cared for and maintained for generations to come," said Crockett.
On Nov. 2, 2010, Belmont voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act. The CPA provides a funding source for open space (including outdoor recreational land), community housing, and historic resources. To learn more, visit belmont-ma.gov/community-preservation-committee.