Mae Flexer

State Senator

Mae Flexer

Deputy President Pro Tempore & Federal Relations Liaison

An Advocate for Us

December 19, 2023


Tuesday, December 19, 2023


State Senator Mae Flexer today announced that the State Bond Commission has approved state bonding for improvements to a park in Killingly.

The State Bond Commission recently approved a $210,000 state grant for improvements to the 53-acre Owen Bell Park in Killingly, which features a track and trails for running and walking, playground equipment for children, basketball and tennis courts, a skateboard park, ball fields, and picnic areas.

Killingly Town Manager Mary Calorio said the state funds will be combined with other funds to erect a park pavilion, build a toddler-sized splash pad, dredge the park pond, and erect various shade structures to shield families from the summer sun.

“We’re super-grateful to Senator Flexer for this. I started working with Mae on this funding about a year ago,” Calorio said. “To make all of these investments as a small town, it’s difficult. We’re so happy about our partnership with the state.”

“This is an investment in the people of Killingly that I’ve been working on for about a year,” Sen. Flexer said. “I want to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their attention to eastern Connecticut and the recognition of what this project will mean to the quality of life for families living in Killingly and hundreds more across the region who love Owen Bell Park.”