Moakley Park and M Street Field will soon see some much needed improvements.
At an event held in Roslindale Wednesday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino touted his five-year $1.8 billion Capital Plan, which has set money aside for improvements at the two South Boston parks.
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.”
Work at the M Street Field will include improvements to the field’s drainage system. Moakley Park will see its playing courts renovated.
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.