Public meeting on Pope Park playground set for Nov. 14

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a public meeting on Thurs. Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Leahy Holloran Community Center to seek community input and present the conceptual design plans for reconstruction of Pope John Paul II Park playground. The playground has been fenced off since early September. 

They will also go over the anticipated schedule for demolition and construction work. The meeting will include information that was shared at a previous public meeting on this project in late September, which allowed attendees to vote on the playground’s color scheme, bench and landscape options. 

The presentation made will be viewable after the public meeting on DCR’s website at  The public will be invited to submit comments after the meeting, with a deadline for receipt by DCR of Friday, Nov. 22. Comments may be submitted online at or by writing to the DCR office.