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(April 9, 2015) —Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced that through collaboration between the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Disney, ABC and ESPN, the City of Hartford will receive a $20,000 grant to fund one of three projects proposed for City parks. Residents get to choose the project in a voting contest They have until April 30 to vote on the following proposals:

  • Baseball batting and pitching cages at Keney Park and Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park
  • New soccer goal posts and nets for two public soccer fields at Colt Park
  • Refurbishing a basketball court at Keney Park

“I truly believe in providing residents with recreational options, which is why the City of Hartford has invested so much on improving our parks system. I want to thank the National Recreation and Park Association and its partners for this grant to enhance one of our parks,” said Mayor Segarra. “I encourage everyone in Hartford to vote for their favorite project."

“Parks have immense power. They help families live healthier lives, connect kids to nature, increase kids’ access to sports and so much more,” said Barbara Tulipane, President and CEO of NRPA.

Hartford is one of 15 cities participating in this park revitalization effort by the NRPA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people.


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