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Larson Applauds Grand Reopening of Colt Park

October 4, 2021
Press Release

Hartford, CT – Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) attended the grand reopening of Colt Park. Several of Colt Park’s athletic fields and its walkway were recently renovated. These renovations were partially funded by a grant Larson helped secure.  

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Left to right: Kelly Fellner, Rep. John Larson, Mayor Luke Bronin, Rep. Julio Concepcion, Pedro Mercado, Sammy Vega, Donna Swarr, Jeffrey Dressler

“It is wonderful to celebrate the grand reopening of Colt Park and to see the work of local leaders come to fruition. These improvements increase access to recreational opportunities for city residents and serve to enhance the community and neighboring Coltsville National Historical Park. The Coalition to Strengthen the Shelden/Charter Oak Neighborhood, Friends of Colt Park, Friends of Coltsville,  the City of Hartford, CTDEEP and countless individuals have worked tirelessly to support Colt Park over the years, and I thank them for their continued work,” said Larson.  

Larson also secured $1 million to restore the Colt Gardener’s Cottage and Carriage House in the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. The bill is awaiting action in the Senate.  

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