NORTHBOROUGH – After months of eagerly waiting, kids and families have flocked to the newly renovated Assabet Park in recent weeks.
The park officially re-opened on Memorial Day weekend.
Among the families enjoying the park one mid-June afternoon was Deb Melander’s, who was at the park with her grandson, Jack.
“It’s a beautiful park. [I] love it — a lot to do,” she said.
Melander was planning on returning the next day when the splash pad at the site was due to open.
“It’s very nice,” Melander said. “They did a nice job.”
Construction on upgrades to Assabet Park began last September, with the park remaining closed since.
As part of the upgrades, the playground — which was over 20 years old and not accessible under Americans with Disabilities Act standards — was replaced.
Work began with grading and demolition, and the new playground equipment was later installed.
“Words cannot express how happy we are to see all of the kids playing at the new Assabet Park,” Recreation Director Allie Lane told the Community Advocate after the park’s reopening.
The Recreation Department is thanking Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates for donating the sandbox at the park and Theresa Capobianco for sponsoring the site’s splash pad, which is now open.
In the meantime, area children have been enjoying the new playground, taking time to play in the sandbox, use the slides and ride the swings.
The splash pad will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-
days, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.