Capital Improvement Projects

Parks and Facilities
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Update June 2016

The Recreation Department is currently working on various capital improvement projects to enhance parks, playgrounds, and open space with renovations and additional new recreational opportunities at different locations throughout the City.  The following list below provides a brief summary of each project and its current status, since they are at different stages from design to development and actual construction.


Construction is underway at Drake Playground with the awarding of a contract with Green Acres Construction and Landscaping Inc. of Lakeville MA.  This was the same contractor for the recently completed Cedarwood Playground project.  Construction will continue until completed anticipated for late August, at this time.    

Play equipment is being installed.  Concrete walk ways have been pour in place.  Work will continue on irrigation.


(click to enlarge the park plan)

The Bid for Construction of Peter Gilmore park improvements has been recieved and the Conservation Commission has approved the plans.  The plans will go to City Council to approve funding.  


Elsie Turner
Graverson Playground

Click to view approved plan

The following design was presented and approved at the Recreation Board Meeiting in June of 2016 by Design Consultant Mr. Ben Gary.  

Click to view approved design and details of play equipment 

The attached design was presented and approved at the Recreation Boad Meeting in June of 2016 by Design Consultant Mr. Ben Gary.  


The City’s Engineering Department has begun the process of investigating the drainage issues and will assess the impact of preliminary improvements discussed at the Community Meeting.  Upon receipt of their findings, we will then be able to move the design phase forward.   


(click to enlarge park photo)

The City's Planning Department is currently working with a consultant surveying land at this property.  The results of the survey will assist in determinating anticipated future park improvements and renovations to existing facilities.