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Bristol Targets 'Triangle' for Dressing Up

Bristol is applying for a state grant to make some improvements to Tanyard Brook Park at the intersection of Hope and Wood streets and Ferry Road.

Bristol wants to 'dress up' this spot at the intersection of Wood Street, Hope Street and Ferry Road. Credit: W. Rupp
Bristol wants to 'dress up' this spot at the intersection of Wood Street, Hope Street and Ferry Road. Credit: W. Rupp

Bristol’s community development director wants to “dress up” the vacant space at the wooded spot where Wood Street meets Hope Street and Ferry Road. 

Diane Williamson received an okay from the Bristol Town Council Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, to apply for an approximate $79,000 “historic passive” grant form the RI Department of Environmental Management.

The town will have to provide a 10 percent match of about $8,000 if Bristol wins the competition for the cash, Williamson said.

Fallen trees were cleared last summer from the so-called “Tanyard Brook Park” at that triangle of space, she said. Now she would like to add some stone dust paths and plant daffodils and other native plants and repair the dry stone wall on the west side of the lot.

“It just needs to be dressed up a bit better,” Williamson said. “We’re looking at some low-key improvements.”

Whether Bristol gets the grant will depend on other applicants. The deadline to apply is today, Dec. 6, she said. She expects to hear which town wins the grant in a couple of months. 

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