April 24, 2020
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Meriden Provides Detailed Plans to Improve Brookside Park
Beech Trees will be Planted Week of April 27 in Celebration of Arbor Day
MERIDEN—Meriden’s Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and the Planning and Zoning Department have been working to establish an improved Brookside Park. The work being done is in conjunction with the Harbor Brook master plan.
During the winter of 2019, Brookside Park improvements consisted of: invasive vegetation being removed along the banks of the channel, wall repairs, debris removal from the wooded areas, and installation of new mulch beds. During this year’s spring and fall season, the City of Meriden will place new native plantings along the river bed. In the fall, the City hopes to establish a pollinator pathway working in conjunction with the Board of Education.
In celebration of Arbor Day and as a nod to Meriden’s past, the City will plant a grove of beech trees in Brookside Park during the week of April 27th and will begin a series of construction towards creating walking trails within Brookside Park. These trails will allow the residents of the Meriden community the ability to enjoy the outdoors in a newly created space.
“Improving Brookside Park is a key part of the City’s efforts to improve the quality of life for every resident,” said City Manager Tim Coon. “That is why we are making this commitment to strengthen the Park and create a trail for residents to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest.”
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