Public Improvement


The City of Bradford has secured funding through multiple sources over the past fifteen years to invest in the City’s streetscape infrastructure.  Over 25 residential streets have seen new sidewalks, curbing, street lights, paving, crosswalk and handicap ramp improvements.   Boylston Street and Kennedy Street were improved as a part of the restoration of Old City Hall.   More recently, $4 million was invested in Main Street, Congress Street, Pine Street and Veteran’s Square.   Plans call for additional streetscape improvements in the Third Ward Neighborhood and the downtown historic district.

Callahan Park

Phase 1

The City is also embarking on a major upgrade to the facilities in Callahan Park.  In 2023, Phase 1 work in the amount of $1.4 million began with the installation of a new playground, replacement of interior and exterior sidewalks, removal of old fencing and entry posts with new posts and decorative fencing.  The basketball courts have been resurfaced with new lines, benches, backboards and nets.   The tennis courts have also been resurfaced and reconfigured from four tennis courts to two tennis courts and four pickleball courts.  Work should be completed on Phase 1 by May 2024.


Parking Lot





Phase 2- Work to be Continued

The City of Bradford is planning to undertake improvements in Callahan Park and seeking funding from DCNR and other resources for the improvements. The planned improvements include the replacement of the existing small pavilion on the southwest side of the park with two new picnic pavilions; replace the existing restroom with a new ADA compliant single use restroom facility; reconstruction of the parking lot with ADA access to the sidewalk and picnic area; replacement of the inner loop sidewalks and install new sidewalks to the pavilions and restroom; the addition of new picnic area amenities including grills, ADA accessible fountains, benches and trash receptacles; and the installation of a new park entrance sign. Below are photos of the current conditions.

Parking Lot (4)

Parking Lot

Sidewalk (along parking lot) (1)


Picnic area