BELCHERTOWN — Sen. Eric P. Lesser and Rep. Susannah Whipps visited the site of the future Belchertown splash park on Wednesday after securing state budget funds to build the park.
The new splash park will be built in place of several tennis courts located near Chestnut Hill School which have fallen into disrepair. The park will redevelop land that is currently underutilized and unsafe for small children
“There’s a lot of new developments in Belchertown, and this park will be yet another exciting recreational opportunity for families to enjoy. Through a lot of hard work and coordination with Town officials, we were able to secure this critical funding that will add to the quality of life for our residents,” said Sen. Lesser.
“I was proud to advocate for this project with Senator Lesser and Representative Petrolati. This beautiful recreational area fits perfectly within Belchertown’s plan for more community space to be enjoyed by families for years to come,” said Rep. Whipps.
The legislature overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of the budget amendment that allocated funding to build the splash park. The Governor signed the final budget in August.