THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022 Page 3 Conservation Commission gives okay for Ambrose Park project By Adam Swift A t its meeting last Wednesday night, the Conservation Commission gave its okay for the city to get underway with renovations to Ambrose Park. The commission determined that there will be no significant removal of fi ll or dredging as a part of the project. “We are making renovations to Ambrose Park,” said Elle Baker, the city’s open space and environmental planner. “The renovations are to an existing site to repair and replace existing structures.” The mulch in the playground will be removed and replaced with poured-in-place rubber, and there will also be an addition of some green space to the park and some drainage improvements, said Baker. “The entire design for the playground is for accessibility and inclusivity, which is why we are changing the mulch to pouredin-place rubber so we are in compliance with the state requirements for that,” said Baker. “All of the equipment has been designed in partnership with the Commission on Disability here in the city of Revere to make sure we are selecting equipment that suits the needs for all to be included.” Near the end of 2020, the City Council approved a resolution allowing the city to fi le for a $273,900 Parkland Acquisitions Northeast Metro Tech carpentry students take on dugout construction projects WAKEFIELD – Baseball fields in three communities served by Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School (Northeast Metro Tech) will soon boast brand new dugouts, once the work of juniors and seniors in the school’s carpentry program is done. Last summer, Reading Little League President Mike Wondolowski reached out to Northeast's Department Head of Carpentry, Richard McGuiness, to inquire about students' availability to construct new dugouts for the town's little league program. Wondolowski reached out after seeing the strong work Northeast students did to construct two dugouts at North Reading High School, which students completed between November 2020 and March 2021, and hoped for similar results in Reading. Work on two dugouts at Hunt Field in Reading is ongoing, and students will build another two dugouts at a field elsewhere in town. The construction on Reading's dugouts is happening at the same time as work to build similar facilities at Northeast's own baseball fi eld. "These projects are a combination of two of my passions -- carpentry and baseball -- and it's so gratifying to see our students' work not only have an impact on our sending communities, but also right here on campus," Northeast's varsity baseball coach and carpentry instructor Bob Calla said. "I've long hoped to see dugouts for our baseball team, and I'm so glad to see them becoming a reality thanks to our students' hard work." Once work on Reading's dugouts is complete, students will move on to building two dugouts at Revere High School through a partnership with Revere's Parks and Recreation Department. "Our carpentry students have developed a reputation for themselves, and there's clearly now a demand for their work in this area," Superintendent David DiBarri said. "I'm so proud of all of the students who have contributed to making a tangible impact on the baseball programs at Northeast and in the communities Northeast serves." The dugouts are the result of eff orts by 41 Northeast students representing the communities of Revere, Chelsea, Wakefield, Woburn, Malden, Melrose, Saugus and Stoneham. and Renovations for Communities grant from the state to renovate the park. The remainder of the anticipated $415,000 cost of the restoration project will be covered by a Community Development Block Grant. The Ambrose Park proposed project goals include introducing a fully ADA accessible facility with additional focus on special needs and middle school accommodations. 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