Reading Mayor Eddie Morán hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in Reading’s City Park Tuesday morning to kickoff off renovations to the existing playground, construction of new features, and the addition of a new spray park.
City Park is the first of a 2.7 million dollar improvement project that includes playgrounds, parks, and courtyards throughout the city. Morán says City Park will see an investment of nearly $1,000,000.
“This monumental allotment, is the biggest of its kind that Reading recreational areas have seen in decades, and will transcend present generations with a long lasting legacy” said Morán.
Renovations include new walking trails, ADA accessibility, a spray park, additional benches and trash cans.
Several other recreational areas will be improved by 2023, including Baer Park, 6th & Amity Park, Reading Iron PLayground, and 3rd and Spruce Playground.
“Improving our recreational spaces is something I personally advocate and commit to” said Morán. “It is no secret that I base my decisions on having the children of reading best interests at heart at all time. Thinking of them whenever making a decision, we should provide the children’s of reading with safe functional places to enjoy and simply be a kid. It is the least that we can do for them.”