June 9, 2017
ITEM PHOTO BY SPENSER HASAK
Bucchiere Park is open after renovations were completed Thursday.
SAUGUS — Children are enjoying the warm weather and the newly completed Bucchiere Park, which opened Thursday night.
The park, known commonly as Bristow Street Park, was renovated with funding from Town Meeting in 2016. The Bristow Street playground is one of three public parks that have seen major improvement since last summer, when the town broke ground at the Veterans Park outside the Veterans Memorial Elementary School on Hurd Avenue.
Overall, the park improvement projects cost the town $2 million.
The playground has a large, handicap-accessible play area with swings, slides, and a see-saw. The existing field has been irrigated and now includes a 10-foot tall, 30-foot long lacrosse wall and a T-ball field has been rehabilitated with a new infield, backstop, bleachers, and players’ benches. There is a new basketball court, bathroom, storage shed, and concession stand.
A track surrounds the area and a series of workout stations are on site.