Monday, March 18, 2013
Planning for the Watertown Comprehensive Plan begins on Thursday night with a meeting and workshop.
This week, Watertown residents have the chance to share what their vision for how they would like the town to look in the future at the Comprehensive Plan Meeting and Workshop. The meeting, Thursday night March 21 at 7 p.m. at Watertown Middle School, will be the kick off for creating the plan, which will in corporate a wide range of factors, said Gideon Schreiber, a senior planner with the Watertown Planning Department. "It will define a vision for our town - land use, housing, transportation, economic development, recreation," Schreiber said. "It's a really exciting opportunity." The town has had other planning studies and documents, but not one that incorporates all the areas that will be in the Comprehensive Plan. Town officials want…
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Watertown Recreation Department announced it has set up an email notification system for the Victory Field renovation project.
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Watertown Recreation Department released the following announcements: 1) Victory Field Notify Me: The Recreation Department has a new list serve address in “Notify Me” for Victory Field Updates. To sign up go to Notify Me on the Watertown Town web site and subscribe to Recreation 9 – Victory Field Update. Recreation Superintendent Peter Centola said he is available to talk to any resident about the Victory Field construction project, and would be happy to meet with them in the recreation office. Residents can call Centola at 617-972-6494 or 617-312-9007 to set up a meeting. 2) Walk fo Hunger Coming to Town: The Walk for Hunger will be utilizing Arsenal Park for its mid-walk staging area on May 1. 3) On-line Registration and Payment …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Watertown's primary athletic complex will get a new synthetic turf field, lights and baseball stands.
Watertown athletes will have a brand new, state of the art field to play on in the fall, with the Town Council giving its approval to borrow $3 million to pay for the renovation of Victory Field, Tuesday. The proposal passed unanimously in front of a packed Council Chamber filled mostly with athletes and their parents, but some said they worried about undertaking the project in a time when Watertown is struggling to pay teachers and town employees. Jay Hughes, who has two children and is on the board of Watertown Youth Lacrosse, said he thinks the time is right because construction cost and financing costs are down, plus the facility needs work. “Victory Field currently is in disrepair,” Hughes said. “We have a state of the art library, …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Plans for redeveloping the former Browne School playground did not go over well with residents last night.
A large group of residents turned out to see the plans for the park behind the new Police Station Wednesday night, and they did not like what they saw. The meeting, at the police station community room, was the second hosted by the Watertown Department of Recreation. It followed a meeting last month when consultants from Camp, Dresser, & McKee gathered input from residents about what they would like to see done with the former Browne School playground. Two plans were presented. In both, the tee-ball field located at the bottom of the field will be moved up, and 12 angled parking spaces with a two-or three-foot retaining wall will be created. The general consensus among residents was that angled parking, if placed on Acton Street, will be …
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Department of Recreation has created new programs for this winter to keep the kids active
This winter Watertown is trying to keep those kids excited. As they do every year the Department of Recreation is in the process of tweaking the old winter programs and creating some new ones as well. New programs include Little Shooters, a basic basketball training for kids between kindergarten and first grades, and the middle school basketball program. In the Little Shooters, children will learn the basics of basketball, such as passing, dribbling, shooting and defense. The middle school basketball program is open to girls and boys, and participants start with a 15 minute mini-clinic and then play a game. They have also added discounted tickets to Bruins and Celtics games, as well as Disney Princesses on Ice. The tickets are all seated …
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
At the first of several public meetings, residents told town officials what they wanted to see in the new park going in behind the new police station.
A skate park. An amphitheater. A picnic table area. A spray park. A place for street hockey. A basketball court. A children's fitness area. A place for the Watertown Cops and Kids program to happen. These were some of the ideas bounced around at a meeting earlier this month about how best to use the space that was the Browne School Playground, which sits behind the new police station at 552 Main Street. The playground includes 200,000 square-feet of space, said Watertown Director of Recreation Peter Centola. He is looking to find out what neighbors and other town residents would like to see in the new park. "We are looking to see what the community feels would be the most effective use of the space," said Centola. The town has $200,000 to…