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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Framingham Rotary Club Donates $17,000 to City of Framingham Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Framingham Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to announce that the Framingham Rotary Club provided a generous gift of $17,000 for improvements to Butterworth Park.  Director James Snyder was presented this gift recently at a Rotary Club meeting on behalf of the City. This donation will help to offset the expenses associated with continued improvements at Butterworth Park.  Specifically, these funds will be utilized to purchase and install a shade shelter that will be located next to the current accessible playground.  With this installation, Butterworth Park will offer a formal shaded area for families to enjoy.


“I extend my deepest gratitude to Mr. Richard Manelis and the Framingham Rotary Club for their continued support and generosity,” said James Snyder, Director of Framingham Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.


The Framingham Rotary Club continues to be an avid supporter of the Framingham Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Division and has provided generous donations in the past for improvements to Butterworth Park.  In 2009, the Rotary Club raised and donated $65,000 for professional design services, playground equipment, and walkway improvements to Butterworth Park.  As a result of the Rotary Club’s continued support the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Division has been able to undertake multiple phases of improvements to Butterworth Park, resulting in recreation facility that the community can be proud of. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Division is looking forward to beginning this next phase of improvements in the spring season. 


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