Mayor DeMaria believes the city’s parks, playgrounds and public spaces are the best way to provide the resources and experiences necessary for our citizens and working families to prosper and thrive. Many of our families live in rental housing or do not have the yards or means necessary to install a swing set on their property. Since his first term, Mayor DeMaria has enabled Everett residents to enjoy their community, free of charge and leave nothing to be desired. To do this, Mayor DeMaria has:
- Created one of the State’s only Health and Wellness Center for Everett residents and employees allowing them to have a state-of-the-art exercise facility at an extremely affordable rate.
- Planted hundreds of new trees and plants.
- Recognized as a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
- Completely renovated of 10 Everett parks since 2014
- Created the City’s first Recreation Department to ensure Everett’s youth can access safe and healthy activities at no or low cost.
- Partnered with National Fitness campaign to install Massachusetts’s 1st free outdoor gym at Glendale Park.
- Partnered with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to clean and revitalize over 2 miles of shoreline, a space that has not been utilized in decades.
- Supported and assisted Everett Community Growers a community-based food justice organization by providing underutilized urban City owned space to be repurposed while providing City staff and resources to ensure the farm flourished.
From renovating parks all over the city to cleaning the once extremely polluted Mystic River, Mayor DeMaria has always recognized the importance of healthy living and a healthy environment. Having been chosen as one of the most desirable places to live by The Boston Globe a number of times, most recently in 2021, Mayor DeMaria plans to keep Everett as one of the most desirable places to live in Massachusetts through:
- Plans to build a crew boathouse for high school students on the waterfront by RiverGreen Park
- Completely renovate the remaining 6 Everett parks by 2023
- Create a seating plaza down by Gateway Park
- Add an overlook pier, an additional kayak launch site, a mooring field, a boardwalk, and shade structure improvements between Gateway mall and Village Landing Park
- Link the Everett Riverwalk with the Malden Riverwalk
- Expand the Everett Community Growers Program
Mayor Carlo DeMaria fights for working families every day. Can you help support our grassroots campaign by making a donation today?