Annual Town Meeting is less than a week away in Acton, on Monday, April 1, and residents will decide then whether to transform the Morrison Farm property into a park.
The propsed park, costing $2.8 million, on the town-owned farm land, would have trails, a sports field and a new nature center, according to an article on Boston.com.
The Morrison Farm Committee is seeking Town Meeting to approve $2.5 million in borrowing for the project, the article says. Another warrant article before Town Meeting would appropriate $260,000 in Community Preservation Act funds for the project.
The farm is on Concord Road between Woodlawn Cemetery and Ice House Pond, and was acquired by the town in 1997, following a Town Meeting vote, according to Boston.com.
Elements of the park plan include the following, according to Boston.com:
- 15 acres of forested land protected under Conservation Commission care
- a large open meadow
- continuation of community garden plots and the Pam Resor Orchard
- preservation of the Robbins Homestead site
- preservation of the Ice House foundation
- a building to house the new Morrison Nature and History Center
- boardwalks, trails and a connecting bridge
- a picnic area
- a playground
- East Acton Village Green
- a playing field for sports games
Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.