Monday, October 15, 2012
The front of the park on Grove Street is going to be redeveloped, and a place for pooches is one of the suggestions.
A group of Watertown residents is looking for a place to put a dog park, and the Conservation Commission seeks to redevelop the former recycling center at Filippello Park. But is that the right spot to allow dogs to run off the leash? The town's recycling center and some basketball courts now sit in the area near the entrance to Filippello Park off Grove Street, but the area will be improved. Recreation Director Peter Centola said the town is looking to add something that fits the space and also provides something not currently offered in Watertown's parks. A group asking for a dog park requested that at least part of the space be used for a dog park. Other ideas that have been suggested include a bocce ball court and/or chess tables. Do…
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Conservation Commission has started talking about how the land where the recycling center now sits will be used after it moves.
Watertown has a rare opportunity to add something new to one of the largest recreation areas in town, and town officials want residents to share their ideas for what to put in area near the entrance to Filippello Park. Currently, there are basketball courts in the spot and the recycling center operates in the area, but that will soon move to Stanley Avenue on the West End of Watertown. With the space freeing up, the Conservation Commission and the Recreation Department seek ideas for how to use the property, which sits along the driveway into Filippello Park off Grove Street, said Watertown's Director of Recreation Peter Centola. "It's a matter of what the Conservation Commission recommends, what fits and what makes sense," Centola said. "…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The new facility will cost about $500,000 to start up in the new location on the West End of town.
Town Councilors celebrated the approval of a new recycling center after years of searching for a new location, but neighbors on Stanley Avenue were not in a mood for festivities with the facility being built on their block. Tuesday night the Town Council approved a deal to purchase a 14,400-square-foot parcel for $350,000 for the new recycling center. Cars will come into the new facility from Green River Way, drop off items and leave on Stanley Avenue. The land is part of the parking lot for the former Boston Scientific building on Pleasant Street. Town officials will use $407,932 the town received in a one-time municipal aid paytment to help cover the cost of the new facility. “This is an exciting night,” said Town Councilor Susan Falkoff…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The large park in East Watertown has a sprinkler park to cool off in after kids have fun at the playground, or playing sports on the fields and basketball courts.
Watertown's Filippello Park has plenty of things to keep the kids entertained this summer. Playing fields stretch into the horizon. Meanwhile, children can slide and swing at the playground, and then cool off in the sprinkler park. And there are always the basketball courts that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.