Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

September 20, 2018

Senator Looney and Rep. Paolillo Announce State Funding for Fairmont Park Upgrades

Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and state Representative Al Paolillo, Jr. (D-New Haven) today announced that the State Bond Commission has approved $575,000 for drainage repairs, security upgrades and other various improvements to Fairmont Park. Senator Looney and Representative Paolillo were instrumental in securing the funding.

“New Haven’s parks offer our families a chance to enjoy the outdoors, engage in healthy activities and explore nature,” said Senator Looney. “This state funding will ensure that everyone can take advantage of all that Fairmont Park has to offer, and that our Little League ballplayers are able to play on a field that drains properly. I want to thank Governor Malloy for supporting these improvements, Representative Paolillo for his advocacy and the local volunteers who have done so much for Fairmont Park.”

“Fairmont Park is a wonderful natural resource in our community and this grant will provide much-needed improvements for children and families to enjoy,” Rep. Paolillo said. “Upgrades to the baseball fields include better drainage and lighting that hit a home run for our Little League athletes. I want to thank the Governor, Senator Looney, my legislative colleagues and the Bond Commission for making this grant possible.”