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Mayor Sarno stops by Duggan Academy to view progress on Duggan Field

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stopped by Duggan Academy today to view the progress on the improvements to the soon to be named Ted Plumb Field and Duggan Park behind Duggan Academy. The development of Duggan Park, which will include an athletic complex rededicated to former Springfield Trade (Putnam) coach Ted Plumb, will provide a middle and high school level field for football, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, and a running track for track and field events. The complex will also have lighting, bleachers, restrooms and a concession stand.

Additionally, development of the adjacent conservation area will offer a woodland walking trail, interpretive signage, and an outdoor classroom. The Community Garden, which will be maintained in collaboration with Duggan Academy, will offer raised planting beds, fruit trees, berry bushes, a compost area and a garden shed.

Mayor Sarno states, “I am happy that my administration was able to break ground and begin the first phase of the construction and renovation process for our new Ted Plumb Fiend and Duggan Park.  This all-encompassing project will provide our city with a second major athletic field and complex, much like the one my administration did at Central High School, along with enhancing our green open space areas.  A city our size really does deserve and need two athletic complexes, with all the proper amenities, to accommodate all of our athletic and recreational activities.  I am also happy that my administration will be able to relocate and dedicate this field to legendary coach Thomas ‘Ted’ Plumb.  The improvements and enhancements planned for our Duggan field is desperately needed and will greatly benefit our youth, athletes and their families.” 

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