The Town Meeting has approved spending $1.5 million to upgrade the facilities at Memorial and DeFazio parks.
The money will pay for moving the track facility from Memorial to DeFazio and upgrading it from six to eight lanes, said Patricia Carey, director of the Needham Park and Recreation Commission. Construction on the new track will begin in July.
The money is part of a larger $7 million project that is expected to include improved drainage and synthetic turf on fields at the two parks. Private donations are covering the additional $5.5 million, officials said.
-- Laura Colarusso
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