Project Type: Cleanup Planning
Activities: A baseball field and community park now stand on the remnants of a former industrial parcel in Waterbury’s south end. In 2012, the former Nova Dye factory burned, leaving a contaminated and vacant parcel in one of the city’s most underserved areas. The project was facilitated by a $200,000 award from NVCOG’s Revolving Loan Fund meant to close environmental data gaps and an additional $3,000,000 provided by the state. The park, adjacent to the Mad River, now provides a safe space for recreational opportunities in a neighborhood that previously had little access to green space.
Project Status: Remediation and construction work is complete. The park is open to the public.