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Check out all these amazing projects that Colin’s Joy Project have in development

Lots of wonderful things on the horizon in our neighborhood, thanks to Colin’s Joy Project! Through the enhancement of play spaces and funding of family-focused programming in the South Boston area, one of this organization’s goal is to see Colin’s smile reflected in the kids’ joyful faces utilizing these spaces and programs!  Here’s what’s coming to the neighborhood!

OUTDOOR PLAY SPACE PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT:

  • M Street Park Addition & Colin’s Courtyard:
    Coordinating with Boston Parks & Recreation on additions to the M Street Park playground, including a large ship-themed play structure, additional climbing and play features inspired by Colin’s Creativity Squad, and improvements to the splash pad. Construction begins summer 2021! During this time the splash pad won’t be accessible, but other parts of the playground will.

  • Colin’s Courtyard:
    Coordinating with Boston Parks & Recreation and the Brown Foundation to create an inviting and engaging community courtyard at Monsignor Powers Housing, where the accident occurred. The new space will include a new entrance and fencing, a great lawn, shaded seating areas, and an interactive water feature where rocks painted by the community will ultimately be placed. Construction is tentatively planned for Fall 2021, as soon as the updates to the exterior of Monsignor Powers Housing is completed.

  • Marine Park Playground Renovation:
    Working with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation on a large playground renovation project in South Boston at Marine Park. This project will include a new, larger footprint, a more accessible playground with fenced in play areas, and multiple play structures and features inspired by Colin’s Creativity Squad. A large donation from Colin’s Joy Project will fund much of this project.

  • South Boston Catholic Academy Early Childhood Playspace:
    Working with South Boston Catholic Academy (where Colin was enrolled and Sloane attends school) to design a play area for the early childhood students, which will be named after Colin, funded in part by the outpouring of donations after Colin’s death.

If you would like to sign up for Colin’s Joy Newsletters to stay informed or to make a donation, you can visit their website here! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.