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Tiverton's Town Farm Recreation Area Slated for an Upgrade

By Marcia Pobzeznik, Newport Daily News staff writer

Thanks to a grant from the state Department of Environmental Management, there will be a new playground, adult fitness park and pickleball courts. TIVERTON — The town has been awarded a $375,000 grant to rehabilitate Town Farm’s playgrounds that fell into disrepair several years ago, but the new play areas will not only be for children — an adult fitness park is part of the project, as are pickleball courts. “It was a nice Friday boost and something not related to coronavirus,” Stu Gilfillen, chairman of the Town Farm Renovation Committee, said of receiving news the grant he and a committee put together in 2½ months last fall had been approved. “We’re very excited.” Janet Coit, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, said in the letter to Gilfillen there were 55 applications, totaling $13 million, to fund recreational facilities around the state. Read more by clicking here

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