Dorchester's Savin Hill Park may soon see some renovations to its basketball courts. At an event held in Roslindale Wednesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino highlighted his five-year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, which has set money aside for improvements at the park.
The plan includes 336 city-wide projects and 95 of the projects will work to improve neighborhood parks.
“Careful planning and thoughtful decisions – in many cases very difficult decisions – over the last several years have positioned Boston for greater success as economic recovery takes hold,” said Menino in a statement. “By investing in people and programs, as well as infrastructure, we continue to build a better Boston.”
The plan, according to the mayor's office, will invest $100 million more than last year and is estimated to create 700 construction jobs in Fiscal Year 2013.
The 95 park improvement projects account for more than a quarter of all the capital projects and are estimated to cost close to $90 million.
A statement from the mayor’s office said the new plan aims to improve the quality of life of residents through investments in parks and community centers.