Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"DelCarte’s gift stands as the largest Franklin has ever received"

The Milford Daily News has an update on the plans for the DelCarte Open Space or Franklin Reservoir (as it is referred to on some maps):

Preliminary plans call for the construction of a playground, canoe launch and boardwalk. In addition, some of the trails will be leveled and widened to make them easier to traverse. 
Early estimates put the total cost from $300,000 to $400,000. 
The bulk of the work will begin in the summer after repairs on two of the seven earthen dams cutting through the property have been completed. They are crumbling because of erosion and could break completely, turning the pristine landscape into a swamp.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x898135148/DelCarte-recreation-park-planned-in-Franklin#ixzz2LQzfjvDp

DelCarte sign along Pleasant St

Related posts:

A photo tour from 2010
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2010/10/franklin-ma-delcarte-tour.html

A brief video from Dec 2012
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/12/delcarte-property-video_20.html

Another video from earlier in Dec 2012
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/12/delcarte-property-video.html