NEWTON — Newton’s Bark Park has been about a year in the making and is ready for its grand opening on Saturday (Aug. 27).

With no plans in the next several years to develop a piece of property along 70A Avenue, just off of King George Boulevard, the community and Newton BIA came together to “activate” the street, which has been known as a hot spot for prostitution and drug use for some time.

The conversation began about two years ago when Value Group acquired lots in the area, and the idea to do something with the dormant properties was born.

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