3.5 Acre Waterfront Playground Features Sports Amenities, Splash Pad, Picnic Areas and Extensive Riverwalk
(November 4, 2019) – Encore Boston Harbor
announced today the completion and dedication of the new Rivergreen Playground and Riverwalk located on Air Force Road in Everett. The new playground and pedestrian path links to the Northern Strand Community Trail, a nine-mile stretch connecting community waterfronts from Everett to Lynn. Now open to the public, the playground and Riverwalk were completely funded by Encore Boston Harbor and revitalizes a formerly polluted industrial parcel that blocked public access to the Malden River.
"The Rivergreen Playground and Riverwalk restores life to a previously inaccessible waterfront and creates a natural attraction for everyone in Everett and beyond to enjoy," said Brian Gullbrants, President of Encore Boston Harbor. "In addition to the beautiful multi-use park, we're pleased that the Riverwalk now completes a missing link to waterfront trails that connect the North Shore—one of which leads directly to Encore Boston Harbor's scenic Harborwalk."
"The new Rivergreen Park located along the Malden River Greenway is a tremendous asset for everyone to enjoy for years to come," said Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria. "Opening our city to the waterfront will improve the quality of life for our existing residents and enhance our appeal to new residents, businesses and the development community."
Situated along the Malden River, the Rivergreen Playground is equipped with a new playing field for soccer, football, field hockey and lacrosse; two basketball courts; a street hockey rink; a children's playground and splash pad area; multiple picnic areas; and a scenic shaded overlook on the riverfront. Rivergreen Playground and Riverwalk were critical pieces of the Malden River Greenway Plan, created by the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), longstanding partners of Encore Boston Harbor's commitment to the lower Mystic watershed.
About Encore Boston Harbor
Encore Boston Harbor features 210,000 square-feet of gaming space including more than 3,000 slot machines and 240 table games. Situated on the Mystic River in Everett, MA and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor also boasts 671 spacious hotel rooms, a spa, salon and fitness center, specialty retail shops, 15 dining and lounge venues and more than 50,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting spaces. The grounds feature a six-acre Harborwalk with pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the waterfront, an event lawn, public art and ornate floral displays. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The casino offers free self-parking for all guests seven days a week and is proud to be the Official Hotel of the New England Patriots.