April 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Prospect Terrace Park To Receive $50,000 from Ward 2 Infrastructure Program in addition to $10,000 from College Hill Neighborhood Association and Providence Parks Department

PROVIDENCE, RI: The College Hill Neighborhood Association, CHNA, today announced a major milestone in their efforts to improve Prospect Terrace Park. Providence City Councilman Sam Zurier has confirmed that $50,000 of Ward 2 Infrastructure Program funds this year will be allocated to improvements in lighting and benches at Prospect Terrace Park. Thanks to an additional $10,000 raised from individual donors and matching funds from the Providence Parks Department, the park now has a total budget of $60,000 for a range of projects commencing in the coming months.

"We are so excited about what can be achieved at the park with these funds, and greatly appreciate that Councilman Zurier chose Prospect Terrace Park as this year’s beneficiary of the Ward 2 funds," said CHNA President Josh Eisen. "Next we are seeking a few key large corporate and institutional donors and benefactors to match these funds to enable us achieve our ambitious goal of replacing walkways and bringing the park into compliance with ADA standards."

With these funds available work will now be able to proceed with replacing worn benches, installing better lighting and other improvements such as fence repairs. If possible there will also be new interpretive signs added explaining the fascinating history of the park.

"We were thrilled to recommend this CHNA-sponsored project for the Ward 2 Infrastructure Program funds, and we are extremely grateful that the Councilman decided to fund this exciting project." said City of Providence Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson. "Prospect Terrace Park offers so much to Providence residents and visitors that we can’t wait to break ground on these improvements later this year."