The city of North Adams hopes to begin construction on the makeover of Brayton Hill Park this summer.  reports that the Parks & Recreation Commission reviewed the plans on Monday and made a couple of recommendations that will be brought back to Berkshire Design Group.

The commission hopes to sign off on the final plans later this month. The plans include a new playground, basketball court, youth baseball field, soccer-sized multi-use field, practice wall, walking path and parking area.

Replacing the playground equipment is part of Phase 1 and is being funded through the city's 2018 Community Development Block Grant; Phase 2, the rest of the project, is being funded through a $318,500 Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities grant with a match from the city's 2019 CDBG funds. The total cost is set at $455,000.

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