Town Administrator Mallory Aronstein is pleased to invite community members to attend a ribbon cutting, recognition and dedication ceremony that will be held tomorrow to mark the completion of the Town of Swansea’s waterfront bathhouse.
Friday, June 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m.
458 Ocean Grove Ave., Swansea
- Sen. Michael Rodrigues
- Rep. Patricia Haddad
- Rep. Steven Howitt
- Swansea Board of Selectmen, including Chairman Derek W. Heim
- Waterfront Revitalization Committee, including Chairman Robert Medeiros
- Former Chairman of the Waterfront Revitalization Committee Chris Sampson
- The Munro Family
- Nancy Bernier
- Project Contractors
The Town of Swansea will hold a ribbon cutting, recognition and dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of the town’s new waterfront bathhouse at Ocean Grove Town Beach.
At the event, a welcome address will be given by Town Administrator Aronstein and remarks will follow from Sen. Rodrigues, Rep. Haddad, Rep. Howitt, Chairman Heim, Chairman Medeiros and former Chairman Sampson.
Kristen Russell, daughter of the late John McAuliffe (former town administrator) will be in attendance as an honored guest.
The Town of Swansea’s bathhouse project at Ocean Grove Town Beach was spearheaded by the town’s Waterfront Revitalization Committee. The project spanned approximately 10 years, with the local committee working tirelessly to make it happen. State partners were also instrumental throughout the process – especially Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito.
The bathhouse features public restrooms, foot showers, a water station and an office and conference room for lifeguards and other beach staff members to use. There are also outdoor showers on the property as well as a playground donated entirely by the Munro Family.
The total cost of the bathhouse project was approximately $1.45 million and the majority of the project was funded with a $1 million grant from the Seaport Economic Council that was awarded to the town in 2015.
The Town of Swansea would like to thank the Waterfront Revitalization Committee, including Chris Sampson, Robert Medeiros, Colleen Brown, Kenneth Furtado, Carole Hyland, Fran Kelley and Steve Purdy, for their ongoing waterfront revitalization efforts. The Waterfront Revitalization Committee was first appointed in 2010 serving until the completion of the project, and its members are now the longest-serving appointed committee members in Swansea.