Homeless Encampments Springing Up in Pittsfield Parks
The Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Department is monitoring homeless encampments popping up in city parks.
Parks and Open Space Manager James McGrath fielded some of the parks commissioners' questions and concerns Tuesday about the influx of the homeless in the city parks — most notably in Springside Park.
The city had set up, in conjunction with ServiceNet, a temporary shelter at the former St. Joseph's High Shcool, however, this facility shut its doors earlier this month after running out of funds.
Commissioner Joe Durwin said although encampments can be found in many city parks at this time, the largest gathering seems to be at Springside.
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