THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Page 11 New park dedicated to lifelong Revere resident City of Revere to host grand opening of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park on June 10 Special to Th e Advocate O n June 10, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., the City of Revere is slated to host the grand opening and dedication of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park, which is located in North Revere at the corner of Hywood Street and Breedens Lane. The City of Revere is looking forward to introducing this new public space that has ADA-accessible safety surfaces, new play structures with some sensory amenities and a new pickleball court. This renovation makes Lt. John Jones Memorial Park a place for folks of all ages and abilities to gather and engage in a variety of activities. On May 20, following a motion brought by Councillor-atLarge Michelle Kelley and Ward 6 Councillor Chris Giannino, the City Council voted to rename the park — formerly known as Liberty Park — to honor lifelong North Revere resident Lt. John Jones. The park designation is in honor of Lt. Jones’ career as one of the fi rst black Police Offi cers for the City of Somerville, for his service to the United States of America as an Air Force Veteran and for his contributions to the Revere community. “We are grateful for Lt. Jones’ service to our community, Commonwealth, and country, and it is a fi tting way to honor him in his home neighborhood. This park will be responsible for a lot of joy for generations to come in the City of Revere,” commented Mayor Patrick Keefe. The City of Revere is grateful for the support of the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Grant Program, which aff orded the opportunity to renovate this vital community asset, promoting healthy and active lifestyles in the community. These funds were matched by the City’s Community Investment Trust, for community improvements. Putting the fi nishing touches on the future site of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park, which is slated to open on June 10, 2024 (Courtesy of City of Revere)

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