Work has begun on improvements to Memorial Beach that will transform the beach into a year-round recreational area, say officials.
“It is wonderful to finally see this project get off the ground,” said Bob Kayes, Chairman of Marlborough’s Recreation Commission in a press release. “This property is one of the city’s jewels and these improvements will soon make it the top notch facility it deserves to be.”
Improvements include the addition of a playground and basketball court, an improved beach access path that will avoid the current steep and bumpy trail, a handicap accessible parking area near the beach, a resurfaced parking lot, a new picnic areas and a one-third mile walking path loop along the top of the dam and along the water’s edge, according to the release.
The city received a $400,000 Parklands Acquisition and Renovations for Communities grant last year. The majority of the work is scheduled to be completed this fall, with finishing touches to come in spring of 2014. The area will be open to the public by the summer of 2014.