Parks and Community Pride

Through our Parks and Recreation Department we enhanced the quality of life for all residents of the City of Revere by providing passive and active recreational, educational, and cultural programming services for all age groups in facilities that are safe and accessible.

 FY15 Accomplishments

  • The department successfully expanded grant funding by receiving a grant from the Cultural Council for the first time. The grant allowed the department to expand to seven dates for the Sunday Night Concert Series. The YouthWorks grant allowed the department to hire 8-10 at risk youth from October to April.

  • The department added multiple events to the summer calendar which included a family night in every ward within the community. At the end of the summer there was an additional Sunday Night Concert and two additional movie nights on Revere Beach. Another great addition to our summer program was Revere Community Night at Fraser Field in which families enjoyed a free baseball game and fireworks.

  • This year, for the first time, the summer flier was translated into Spanish. Over 17,000 copies of the flier were printed.

  • The department successfully incorporated both genders in all sports programs. The lacrosse league and 3 on 3 Basketball tournament included both girls and boys.

  • It also Successfully partnered with WGBH to create a commercial for the newly added MyRx program which keeps children active throughout the community. Continued and expanded partnership with RevereTV at various events.

-Community Pride

This year’s annual Revere Shines citywide cleanup event was a huge success. More than 500 volunteers came out from across the city to help clean up parks, school playgrounds, and streets. After the cleanup, the volunteers came back to the American Legion Hall for a barbecue and a celebration of all their hard work and pride in Revere. I was encourage by all of the residents, local businesses, and community groups working towards the common goal of keeping our city clean. Each year, Revere Shines has continued to grow. This event builds pride and showcases our community spirit. 

 

FY15 Accomplishments

  • Completed design review for lot 3 Ocean Avenue (230 units), 189 Broadway (39 senior units), and 184 Broadway (MOM’s motorcycles)

  • Started second phase of Broadway Central Business District revitalization (ornamental lighting, sidewalk improvements, demolition of old police station).

  • Will complete construction of Harry Della Russo Stadium by end of FY15.

  • Completed construction of new water mains on Crest Avenue, Walnut Street, Naples Road, Centennial Avenue, Florence Avenue, James Street, Joey Road, Camille Road, and Beach Street.

  • Completed construction of Oak Island Marsh Restoration.

  • Completed reconstruction of Louis Pasteur Park and Ciarlone playground at DiSalvo Park.

  • Completed roadway and sidewalk reconstruction on the following streets: Crest Avenue, Crystal Avenue, Belle Isle Avenue, Reservoir Avenue, Washington Avenue, Taft Street, Franklin Avenue, Walden Avenue, Standish Road, Walcott Road, Breed Street, Hutchinson Street, Waite Street, Hancock Street, and Prince Street.