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:

DelCarte sign along Pleasant St

Related posts:

A photo tour from 2010

A brief video from Dec 2012

Another video from earlier in Dec 2012


  1. What does everyone have against wetlands? Swamps are beautiful - just look at Stonybrook!

  2. I recall enjoying the boardwalk at Stonybrook, something like that would be placed here. The walk would expand the walking and viewing areas safely on two counts, one for that of the people and two for that of the natural environment.

    The dams need to be repaired and once that work is done, the remainder of the work can be done with minimal impact. I don't see how you get that people don't like swamps (other than my poor selection of quote from the article).