BOSTON (CBS) – Martin’s Park is getting closer to becoming a reality.
The park being built next to Boston Children’s Museum in honor of Martin Richard, the youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim, is scheduled to open to the public on June 15. Mayor Marty Walsh, Gov. Charlie Baker and the Richard family will be on hand that day for a ceremony.READ MORE: Boch Center Becomes 1st Performing Arts Center In Boston To Offer On-Site Rapid COVID Tests
During a campaign visit to Boston on Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden toured the playground with Walsh.READ MORE: 20-Year-Old Lawrence Man In Critical Condition After NH Car Crash
The City of Boston hails the area as “an inclusive park and play space that will provide enjoyment for generations of Boston’s children, families and visitors.”
Bill Richard, Martin’s father, previously told WBZ-TV he hopes the park will be a fun gathering place for kids and family for generations to come.MORE NEWS: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
“We don’t want this park to be a memorial,” Richard said. “We want it to be a park. We want it to be fun. We want it to be loud and boisterous. We just want kids and families to come and have a good time.”