RT 17 Park Updates!
Portland Recreational Complex set to open Monday, June 20th, 2020! - Thursday, July 16, 2020
RT 17 Park Progress Update March 2020 - As submitted by Selectman Ralph Zampano
Here is a Route 17 Park Project status accompanied by some great drone shots by Jim Tripp . Please note that the project remains on budget into this final stretch as it nears completion:
Strickland Road – Road has been paved but cannot be reopened until Frontier has shifted their communications lines to provide proper road clearance. Once that process is completed the utility pole (located slightly in the road) can be removed and all road work completed. This is targeted to be accomplished in 4 weeks.
Walking Trails/Parking – Paving inside the park has been completed and the gates have been installed. Fence work has also been completed.
Playground – All planned playground features have been installed. The equipment is waiting final inspection.
Splashpad – All splashpad features have been installed. All that remains is installation of the pump that connects the splash pad and irrigation systems. Once that pump has been installed and the weather gets warmer, system testing will commence.
Concession Building – Exterior siding and trim has been installed with only some ornamental pieces and external lighting fixtures remaining. Internal finish work is in process. All work on the building is expected to be completed in 3 to 4 weeks.
Soccer and Softball Fields – The fields have grown in very well but will need another season of growth to ensure the turf is mature enough for heavy use. They will be evaluated in April, but regular usage will probably not begin until the fall. Baseball backstops, fencing and team benches are in place. Safety netting will be installed in the spring.
Bocci Court and Horseshoe Pit – Work on the bocci court and horseshoe pit was recently completed.
Fitness Circuit – Purchase order was issued to order all planned fitness equipment. Expected delivery is at the end of April or start of May, with installation shortly thereafter.
In summary, construction of our new park is on schedule to be completed this spring with all planned features. We look forward to seeing the community enjoy this new facility. However, it is important to note that the site is still a construction zone and under the developers’ control and should not yet be used for activities.
RT 17 Park Progress Update March 2020
RT 17 Park Status - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
RT 17 Progress Images - Tuesday, October 22, 2019