Funds in place, Pingree Park ready for revitalization




The Pingree Park millstone. Chester Telegraph photo.

The Pingree Park millstone. Chester Telegraph photo.

The Vermont Country Store’s Weston Community Action Team has donated enough money to the Pingree Park Revitalization Project in Londonderry to make it eligible for to collect the entire $22,000 matching fund grant from the State of Vermont.

Town Meeting Day also bolstered the momentum of the revitalization project when voters  approved an $8,000 appropriation for the town park fund.  The Londonderry Parks Board plans to use the bulk of that money as matching funds for additional grant applications.

The Parks Board is preparing for both work and fun at Pingree Park.  The new playground equipment has been ordered and will be arriving at the end of May.  David Chaves Excavating is donating site work to prepare the playground area.  The date for the community build of the new playground is Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, and volunteers are welcome.   The Parks Board is looking for about 40 volunteers for both days, bringing rakes, shovels, wheel barrels and an assortment of power tools.  There is a need for people of all skill levels and any length of time that can be offered is greatly appreciated.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Parks Board at 802-824-3356 or email  The tennis courts will be resurfaced in June.  The date will be announced as the weather improves.

The Second Annual Family Fun Day is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.  This fundraiser will celebrate the progress that has happened over the last year and help us continue to improve the park.  There will be food and fun for all ages.

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