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Shannon Kennelly, Community Revitalization Coordinator
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Baxter Street Park Groundbreaking
Northwest Rutland, VT– With the loud CRUNCHing of defrosted spring soil, community members will break ground on the new Baxter Street Park on Saturday, April 2nd at 3:00 PM.
That’s right: the community is invited to pick up a shovel and start off the park on the right scoop- the first 150 attendees will receive a free commemorative hand shovel. The groundbreaking celebration will be accompanied by food, music DJ’d by MC Sounds, activities and games, informational booths, and brief addresses from local officials and Project VISION members.
Baxter Street Park will be a family-friendly park, featuring a playground, family swing, group spin, tether ball, pavilion, and open space for neighborhood activities. The new park is a welcomed addition to Northwest Rutland, providing neighborhood residents a place to let their children play, to enjoy the outdoor air in the shade of the pavilion, or to hold get-togethers with family and friends. The design was created by community members of Northwest Rutland who participated in the process last year with the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the community initiative to break ground on the first city park since 1987,” says Cindi Wight, Superintendent of the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department, “We hope the community comes out and celebrates with us!”
The groundbreaking celebration will be held at 65 Baxter Street, at the intersection of Library Ave and Baxter Street in Northwest Rutland, across from the Bedard Cash Market, on Saturday, April 2nd from 3-5 PM, rain or shine. All community members are encouraged to come, pick up a shovel, and dig in!