Thanks to a state grant, Gibson Park will get a facelift this year.
Mayor Brian M. Arrigo said the city will receive $225,556 for improvements to the green space in the Point of Pines.
The grant, administered through the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ will pay for the installation of a play structure, adult exercise equipment, replacement of damaged and rusted fences, seats and walkways, and the addition of an irrigation system for the baseball field.
With the Lincoln School and Oak Island parks recently renovated and plans for North Revere improvements in the drawing board, Gibson Park marks the city’s fourth park improvement in the past two years, the mayor said.
The renovation is funded through Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities program, which was established in the 2014 environmental bond bill.
Arrigo and Revere’s Beacon Hill delegation, including House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop), state Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere), and Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop)
expressed their gratitude to the Baker Administration for the funding.