Central Falls Mayor to Honor Former Governor from the City

Mayor James A. Diossa to honor Governor Lincoln Almond during grand opening and dedication of newly renovated park. 

CENTRAL FALLS, RI – Mayor James A. Diossa and the City of Central Falls announced the grand opening and dedication ceremony of newly renovated Governor Lincoln Almond Park. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 6 at 5p.m. at the formerly known Crossman Street Park. 

Governor Almond was the 72nd Governor of Rhode Island, serving from 1995 to 2003. He was born on June 16, 1936 and grew up in Central Falls. He is a proud graduate of Central Falls High School and, in 1992, was inducted into the Central Falls Hall of Fame; only the fourth person to be so honored.

“Central Falls has always had extraordinary people,” stated Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa. “Governor Almond’s recognition is not only deserved, but teaches our youth about a prominent figure that was, at one point, just a kid from Central Falls.”

Governor Lincoln Almond Park includes state of the art fitness equipment and a walking path along with a brand-new playground. Energy efficient solar lights light up the path after dark. The renovations further Mayor Diossa’s efforts to provide more and improved green space options for the City’s residents. His efforts also include an expanded and also renovated Veterans Memorial Park set to be fully operational next spring.

The ceremony includes a brief speaking program that includes Governor Almond and Mayor Diossa as well as other elected officials. The event will continue with a cookout, equipment demonstration, and family-friendly fun and games.


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