Garvey Playground, a 5.27-acre park, is located at 340 Neponset Avenue in Dorchester. The $5,790,000 project budget was funded by Mayor Walsh’s Capital Improvement Plan and the Community Preservation Act.
Improvements to Garvey Playground include age-appropriate play areas for children ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12, including swings and a cooling station. A new artificial turf field can be used for Babe Ruth baseball, men and women’s lacrosse, and flag football. The field also features integrated concrete bleachers that fit into the landscape. Other amenities include a new dog recreation space, a field house terrace, and scoreboards and lighting for the ball field, basketball court, and street hockey court. The state-of-the art playground was designed by GroundView Inc. and built by Fleming Brothers.
When weather permits, sealcoating will be completed on the basketball court and street hockey court, and a shade structure will be installed in the spring.