The Baker Administration is investing nearly $7 million to improve parks and recreation programs around the Commonwealth.

Two communities in line for funding are New Bedford and Fall River.

Hazelwood Park, New Bedford
Hazelwood Park, New Bedford

New Bedford will receive $364,000 for improvements to Hazelwood Park in the South End.

The work will include creating new handicapped accessible entrances to the park on the east and west sides, building a small amphitheatre on the Great Lawn, redesigning parking lots and rehabbing the bowling green area.

Fall River will receive $257,000 to put new fences around ball fields in three parks.

A total of 23 communities will receive funding. Governor Baker says "the funding will make exsisting parks safer, cleaner and more accessible."

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