Thursday, August 17, 2006
Tucked demurely behind a McDonald's off California Street in Nonantum, Forte Park has always been one of Newton's hidden gems. Tonight it enjoys a rare moment in the spotlight as the city celebrates the completion of a 10-year renovation.
The renovated park is now home to new soccer and softball fields, basketball court, and three state-of-the-art bocce courts, all of which are lit. There is also a new accessible swing set, a refurbished tot lot, an exercise pathway with fitness stations, a new irrigation system, plantings and landscaping.
Mayor David Cohen cuts a ceremonial ribbon at 6:15, followed by games and face painting for kids, music with a DJ, a bocce tournament, volleyball, food, games and prizes.
-- Ralph Ranalli