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Senators Kerry and Kennedy and Congressman Olver Announce $18,000 for Unity Park in Montague

Location: Washington, DC


WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ Today, Senators Kerry and Kennedy, and Congressman Olver announced the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Unity Park in Montague as the recipient of an $18,000 award from the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund. This grant will help the Town of Montague rehabilitate an existing field house at Unity Park.

"Unity Park will finally receive the long awaited funds necessary to repair their field house, a project my colleagues and I are proud to be a part of," Senator Kerry said. "With the restorations and upgrades soon to follow, we can ensure that Unity Park will remain a popular recreational facility for the enjoyment of families and generations to come."

"Unity Park is a wonderful place for children and families," said Senator Kennedy. "These improvements in the field house enhance the enjoyment of the park for generations to come.î

"I am pleased that this grant will allow for much needed improvements to be made to the field house, such as a new roof and upgraded electrical system, making the structure much more energy efficient," Congressman Olver said. "The field house located in Unity Park at the trailhead of the Canalside Rail Trail and near the Discovery Center complements the growing number of recreation and tourism enhancements for Turners Falls and the surrounding area."

These funds will go to repairing the field house at Unity Park, which has not been repaired or updated in many years. The field house roof was last replaced in the 1970's. The funding will be used to repair the roof, utilities and accessibility improvements.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a partnership program that provides matching funds to states and local communities for acquisition, development, and conservation of parks and open space. The program is administered by the National Park Service in partnership with state governments.

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