Park Projects

Parks and open space provide fun, safe areas for residents to be active and enjoy the outdoors. Research shows that every $1.00 invested in open space returns $4.00 in natural goods and services to the state economy.

Below is a list of park projects completed by or in partnership with the Department of Planning and Community Development. Many of these projects were financed or supported by state grants, Community Preservation funds, meals tax revenue, and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

King Oak Hill Park (2018)
  • Pavilion and restroom building
  • Walking path with benches
  • Lighting, parking, plantings, and signage
  • Pedestrian and vehicular access 

king oak hill park 

Puritan Road Entrance - Great Esker Park (2018)
  • Natural-bottom culvert
  • Daylighted stream
  • Signage

puritan road entrance

Osprey Overlook Park (2017)
  • Hilltop overlook with benches
  • Walking paths
  • Parking and signage

osprey overlook park

Richard E. Gifford Playground (2016)
  • Playground
  • Parking, signage, and tables

gifford playground

James Humphrey Field (2016)
  • Baseball backstop
  • Benches, fencing, parking, and signage

humphrey field

Kibby Property (2016)
  • Walking paths
  • Benches and signage

Kibby Property Sign

James T. O'Sullivan Playground (2016)
  • Playground
  • Parking, seating, and signage
  • Retaining wall

o'sullivan playground

Birches Playground (2015)
  • Playground
  • Baseball backstop
  • Fencing, signage, and tables

birches playground

House Rock Park (2015)
  • Basketball court
  • Slide and swings
  • Fencing, signage, and tables

house rock park

Legion Memorial Field (2015)
  • Artificial turf field and sports lighting
  • Playground, tennis courts, and walking paths
  • Benches, restroom building, and seating
  • Wetland restoration

legion field

Stella Tirrell Park (2014)
  • Basketball court
  • Street hockey court
  • Fencing, parking, and signage

stella tirrel park

Bradford Hawes Park (2014-15)
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
  • Street hockey court
  • Walking path with benches
  • Fencing, lighting, signage, and tables 

bradford hawes park

Great Hill Park (2014)
  • Hilltop overlook with benches
  • Bollards and railings

great hill park

William E. Newell Playground (2011)
  • Play decks
  • Shade port
  • Parking, signage, and tables

newell playground

Herring Run Pool Park (2010)
  • Overlook with seating
  • Lighting, railings, and wall murals

herring run pool park