Orton Field reopened in South Boston

The fencing, synthetic turf, and entrances were all upgraded with a $570,000 project budget funded by Mayor Walsh's Capital Improvement Plan, one in a series of parks recently reopened within current health guidelines in Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and South Boston.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the importance of parks and open spaces for individuals to exercise, relax or take a break. As we've responded to the impacts of COVID-19, we've remained committed to also continuing to support our communities, beyond health," said Mayor Walsh. "I'm proud of these renovations and improving recreation spaces for Bostonians to safely enjoy."

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Since 2014, the Walsh administration has invested more than $114 million across the city's parks systems, representing some of the most significant parks investments in Boston's history. The Fiscal Year 2021-2025 (FY21-FY25) Capital Plan includes enhanced support to maintain the City's Urban Wilds and tree canopy, increases in funding to plant and maintain trees across the city, as well as $36.8 million for new and ongoing open space projects in Fiscal Year 2021.

For current social distancing guidelines in City of Boston parks, please visit our COVID-19 website.stats

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