Capital Improvement Projects

Parks and Facilities

Update May 2018

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.

ELSIE TURNER AND GRAVERSON PLAYGROUND

Elsie Turner

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Graverson Playground

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The City’s consultant, Carolyn Cooney & Associates will be working with Green Acres Landcape and Construction began construction in March 2018.  Security fencing will be placed around the perimeter securing each park.  Parks will be closed during construction.  

HILLCROFT PLAYGROUND

The City of Waltham has a contract with Weston and Sampson Inc. for design services to renovate Hillcroft Playground.  Weston and Sampson Inc. have been collaborating with the City’s Engineering Department to rectify park drainage concerns.  After community meetings, a final plan for park improvements was approved by the community. 

VETERANS MEMORIAL SKATING RINK

The City of Waltham has contracted with Southgate Consulting to develop a plan for installation of a new refrigeration system, de-humidification and reclaim system at the Veterans Memorial Skating Rink.  Contractor, Houghton Mechanical Corp. will begin construction at the Rink during the spring and summer months. The Rink willl be closed to all outside activities during this time.

BOBBY CONNORS PLAYGROUND

Carolyn Cooney & Associates has signed a contract with the City of Waltham for design services of Bobby Connors Playground.  The second community meeting will be scheduled in the upcoming months, to present proposed plans for park improvements. 

Public Meeting to review proposed park improvement designs
June 14, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Meeting to be held at Bobby Connors Playground, Sunnyside St.

CORNELIA WARREN PARK

A RFP for design services was recently signed with Beals and Thomas Inc.  The City and Consultant will begin collaborating this spring.