Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the Jacob Scharf Park, also known as Florence Street Park, will be undergoing its second phase of major renovations.
The final design is currently underway and the project is estimated to take 9-12-months.
“I’m looking forward to the second phase of renovations to begin,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “The first phase of this renovation was truly fantastic and I am excited for the Everett community to be able to enjoy the park fully when the final phase is complete. It will remain my goal as Mayor to continue to improve our infrastructure with parks being a major component of that’>
This phase will include the reconstruction of the ball field, the community garden, and the retaining wall. Additionally, new synthetic turf will also be installed along with new lighting features. During this time, the fields north of the basketball courts and the community gardens will be restricted to the public due to construction activities.
The first phase of this renovation was focused on the reconstruction of lower Florence Street Park and was completed in the Fall of 2018. These improvements have provided the community with updated features in the park that consist of a reconstruction of the basketball courts, splash pad, and playing structures.
The Mayor is eager for the final phase of the renovation to begin and has been supportive of funding park improvement projects. The City of Everett has been working diligently throughout this process to ensure that the improvements at Florence Street Park will help create a special place for the community to gather.