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Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Barnard Place Park

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $5,ooo to Barnard Place Park.  This grant will be used toward the development of a new public park in South Boston.  The park will feature a landscaped green space in a densely populated part of the city, offering the local community a haven for relaxation. The proposed bocce court will provide space for social outdoor recreation. A partnership with Edgerley Family South Boston Club will also bring urban gardening programs for their pre-teen members at the park.


Established in 2019, Barnard Place Park is a volunteer nonprofit organization in South Boston formed by Barnard Place residents who are focused on building a public park for the local community to enjoy. The group also works to honor the history of the surrounding community.


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood and contiguous areas.  Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.

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