Project Updates & Annual Reports

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(Last Update: 5/3/18)

Upcoming Projects:

Long Term Projects:
Repairs and Upgrades to Basketball & Tennis Court lights & wiring
Repairs to the Millville Rd. dirt parking lot
Energy Efficiency upgrades to Parks facilities.
Additional security lighting 
Expansion of security camera system
Upgrades to Lowell Field Shed



Completed Projects:

Summer/Fall 2017
Installation of drainage system at Tetreault field
Installation of Irrigation system on Grant Field funded by Nipmuc Youth Baseball
LED lighting upgrades in Memorial Park Bathrooms funded through the Green Commuities Program
Installation of 3 floodlights in the Millvile Rd. parking lot
Spring 2016
Memorial Park Tennis Courts:
Funded through the Community Preservation Act and a $50,000 PARC grant from the state.
         In June of 2016, renovations and repsirs to the Memorial Park Tennis Courts were completed.  The newly restored courts are now open to the public.
The total project cost $88,350 and took 9 months to complete.  The newly renovated courts feature an overlayment system, ProBounce, to restore an even playing surface.  This surface uses a synthetic material similar to artificial turf along with fillers and an acrylic top coat.  All existing cracks in the court surfaces were patched and the new membrane will bridge any future cracking.  The new surface is also softer than traditional concrete or asphalt surfaces resulting in fewer stress injuries and less player fatigue.  New nets were also installed.  The fence was repaired including new high strength mesh and added supports to improve durability.  



Fall 2016
Repairs to Memorial Park Basketball Ct. Guardrail:
Life Scout Mat O'Brien is going to repair the guardrail near the Memorial Park basketball courts for his Eagle Project.
Summer 2015
Memorial Park Volleyball Court:
Eagle Scout Connor Sweet has completed an outdoor volleyball court at Memorial Park for his Eagle Scout project.  The Court opened in Aug of 2015.  

Fall 2015

Home Run Fence on Tetreault Field and

Thanks to a $4,300 donation from Imperial Cars the Mendon Upton Senior Baseball group completed the instalation of a home run fence on Tetreault Field.  

Renovations to Lowell Softball Field

The Nipmuc Youth Softball (NYS) program constructed a new T-Ball field adjacent to the existing Lowell Softball Field. This $7,000 project was funded through the NYS program and over $4,000 worth of donations from league parents. The new field will provide increased opportunities to the many children participating in the softball programs as well as expand the capacity of our facilities. In addition NYS took on a massive overhaul of the Lowell Softball Field. This project included excavating and leveling the infield area, replacing the infield material with a high quality clay material for better drainage, replacing all bases and mounds, repairs to the outfield, and correcting a safety issue with the backstop. This $16,000 project was also funded entirely by the NYS program.

Summer 2014 - Memorial Park Basketballl Court:
Funded through the Community Preservation Act
In the Summer of 2014 we completed a renovation of the Basketball Court at Memorial Park.  This project involved sealing all existing cracks, replacing the hoops, and resurfacing the court.
Spring 2014
Lowell Softball Field:
Nipmuc Youth Softball has completed a renovation of the Lowell Softball field.  This project included, leveling the field, repairing the backstop, replacing the infield material with a professional clay surface, and resetting the foul poles and bases.  They are also installed a new T-Ball field in the far right field area of Lowell Field.  This will provide additional space for their softball program at one location rather than spread over several. 
Work began in the Fall of 2014 and was be completed by April of 2015.
Fall 2013 - Memorial Park Surceillance Camera System:
Funded through the Community Preservation Act

In Oct. of 2013 the Parks Dept completed the installation of surveillance cameras at the Memorial/Veteran's Park complex.  These cameras will help ensure the safety of all patrons and aid in the prosecution of vandalism.  

Spring 2013 - Memorial Park Playground Reconstruction:
Funded through the Community Preservation Act
In May of 2013 the new Memorial park Playground opened to the public.  The playground includes elements for all age groups and is ADA compliant.  This playground will provide the children of Mendon and surrounding towns with many years of fun.  The Parks Department would like to thank everyone who helped out with this project, especially Alan Tetreault and his crew at the Highway Department.
Annual Reports:

No mention of the Parks Department was found in reports prior to 1964.