John 'Jackie' O’Brien street hockey court dedicated in South Boston
Mr. O’Brien’s generous support of the youth sports community and the generosity and compassion of the family business – O’Brien’s Funeral Home – generated a petition drive for the naming of the street hockey rink that was approved by the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission at their June 29 hearing.
The John “Jackie” O’Brien Street Hockey Court replaces a street hockey rink on the other side of the park. With input from the community the Parks Department installed new dasher boards and relocated the facility to its present location to increase safety and visibility. More than $310,000 in court improvements included spectator seating, player benches, ADA accessible gates into the court, a handicap parking space associated with the court, and several new trees.