Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 37 of chapter 438 of the acts of 1896 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 9 and 10, the words "except public parks" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- and the maintenance of the capital facilities in public parks.
SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 115 of the acts of 1922, as amended by section 1 of chapter 229 of the acts of 1977, is hereby further amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Except as provided in clause (e) of section 37 of chapter 438 of the acts of 1896, the parks and recreation commission shall have control of the public playgrounds and parks with authority to acquire land in fee or otherwise, by gift, purchase, or by the right of eminent domain, or to lease the same, and to conduct and promote thereon play, sport and physical education; and for this purpose to employ teachers, supervisors and other officials as it may consider best and determine their compensation.