NorthEastern University gives Boston $26 million to revitalize park

NorthEastern University will be partnering with the City of Boston, Massachusetts and providing $26 million in funding for the revitalization of a nearby public park.

William E. Carter Playground, located on the chunk of Columbus Avenue that slices through NU’s campus, will receive a massive facelift that includes a cutting-edge athletic complex, upgraded fields, tennis courts, a children’s playground and green space to support the Southwest Corridor Park system.

Currently, we work with the city to secure available times for our students to utilize the park for intramural and club sports,” said Northeastern spokesperson John O’Neil. “That will continue under the shared-use agreement. Northeastern views the project as an investment in our neighborhood. We believe this is a unique public-private partnership that expands open space and recreation opportunities for youth and city residents.”

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