Ramp Up: Friends Group Seeking to Raise $35K For PQ Park

Photo: The playground at PQ Park.

The Friends of PQ Park announced that the goal of raising $35,000 in private funds has kicked off and is ramping up. The fundraising efforts are a result of the Town of Belmont’s requirement that the renovation of its public spaces is supported by both public and private funds.

Pequossette Park, established in 1928, is a great open space, a playground, and tennis courts. The Park has been in need of new playground equipment and landscaping for some time. New renovation plans include walking paths, drainage, landscaping, and two new play areas dedicated to the differing needs of children.

“We are thrilled that a large portion of the New PQ Playground will be funded through the Community Preservation Act,” says Julie Crockett, President of Friends of PQ Park.

“When the Town of Belmont required residents to raise $35,000 to bring the project to fruition, we knew we’d need widespread community support. As of today, we have raised almost 10 percent of the required $35,000. With the Sept. 30, deadline looming, it is critical for us to bring in donations, large and small, from individuals, families, and businesses.”

Visit the website to learn more and make your donation. Alternatively, checks should be sent to “Friends of PQ Park,” 31 Walnut St, Belmont MA, 02478

Friends of PQ Park will be at the Meet Belmont community information fair on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School to share more details with Belmont residents.