hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA


February 7, 2013

Safe place for inner-city kids

Neighbors, volunteers will rebuild Portland Street playground


In prior years, Team Haverhill has been involved in re-roofing the bath house at Plug Pond, and assisted in the installation of playground equipment at Swasey Field.

Ouellette said the design of Portland Street playground will incorporate ideas of residents from that neighborhood.

“We want to ensure if it’s a basketball court, that neighbors will embrace it,” Ouellette said. “And we want to make sure that whatever goes in there will be the right fit for the neighborhood.

“Having Team Haverhill work with the city is a plus,” Ouellette said. “It seems as though the neighborhood may be stabilizing with more permanent residents, so hopefully neighbors will get involved as well.”

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