Local parks getting ready to open for spring

Hampden County

Spring is officially here and that means more parks will soon be open again.

Even though the official opening date isn’t until May 4, families started showing up at Stanley Park when temperatures ramped up last week.

Only one gate is open right now, but people are already there enjoying spring-like weather.

Many parks are still muddy from the melting snow, but Stanley Park’s Managing Director Robert McKean told 22News that they’re ready for spring.

“We’re gonna redo the tennis courts up to new terms and everything else,” McKean said. “It’s going to be really nice, and we’re very fortunate with that. We’re also going to redo our basketball courts here so they’re safer for our people.”

They’re also redoing portions of the Colonial Village near the duck pond. McKean said they are ready to kick off the official opening with big events, fundraisers, and different runs and walks to attend.

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