Springfield has announced major funding for renovations of a park in the city’s Six Corners Neighborhood.
Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, and the Springfield Parks Department announced that the Ruth Elizabeth Park will receive these renovations.
Through this $450,000 grant, the park located between Hancock and Walnut streets will see things like enhanced ADA accessibility, walking trail improvements and trail signage.
One woman told 22News she’s happy with all recent improvements being made to upkeep the city.
“Any beautification is welcome,” Christa Douaihy said. “Especially if it’s in poor communities which need it the most. Clearly, MGM has brought a level of attention to the area and I hope it’s reciprocally going to invest in the area.”
This project is being funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund as well as the Community Development Block grant.
The funding will also allow the city to create a connector trail through six urban parks.
Construction on this project is expected to begin in July of this year.