Monday, October 6, 2014

In the News: Fletcher Field

In April, the town announced it had received a $150,000 grant from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to construct a spray park — a watery playground where children can frolic through water that spurts from squirt guns and drops from buckets. 
The council last Wednesday fulfilled a condition of the grant that it formally dedicates Fletcher Field. 
The 15 acres off Peck Street – with its baseball fields, playgrounds and tennis courts — has for some time been considered parklands. 
"Decades ago," the property was donated to the town so it could construct a public park, according to Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting. One of the deeds was recorded in 1931, the other in 1959.
Continue reading the article in the Milford Daily News here (subscription may be required)

Fletcher Field memorial marker and playground in the shade
Fletcher Field memorial marker and playground in the shade

My complete set of notes from last week's Town Council meeting can be found here

Notes from the Wednesday, April 16 Town Council meeting where the water park was discussed and the money approved. We need to front the money that the state would then pay.

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