Revere officials to host grand opening of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park on June 10

On June 10 at 3:00pm, the City of Revere is slated to host the grand opening and dedication of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park, 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, with ADA accessible safety surfaces, new play structures, that include 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 Kelley and Councillor Giannino, the 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 first black Police Officers for the City of Somerville, 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 fitting 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 Keefe.

The City of Revere is grateful for the support of the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Grant Program, that afforded 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

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