About the Commission
The commission authorizes the use of recreation fields in the Town of Charlton. If requested use is not a town use, decisions are discretionary, and on a case-by-case basis. This committee is responsible for the maintenance of existing recreational facilities and the development of additional facilities.
Municipal Fields Notice
Please be advised that groups that use the Municipal Recreation Fields that are between the Library and the Westridge Cemetery that parking within the cemetery is not allowed and individuals who do park there may have their vehicles ticketed or towed.
Recreation Commission Statement
As we enter a new year, we would like to thank everyone for their involvement and hard work with the opening of the New Skate/Bike Park. With the funds raised by Charlton Recreation Friends aided by this Commission, the Park, designed by American Ramp Company, was installed in October! The Park is suitable for all ages, and includes ramps and rails for skateboarders, bikers, scooters and rollerblading. Charlton Recreation Friends continues it's support in raising funds for additional costs for the Park, for example, maintenance and repairs, additional pieces of equipment for which we are grateful! Resurfacing of Park is next phase for Spring goals and adding future jumps, ramps, rails are being evaluated as well.
In the upcoming year we will be concentrating on a few various projects. Firstly, we are in the design phase of upgrades at Maynard Field to become compliant with State Standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Upgrades include parking lot re-surfacing, improved handicapped parking and ramp access to the bleachers and snack shack.
Upgrading of the Basketball Court
Another project will be the upgrading of the basketball Court- currently located next to the Skate/Bike Park behind the Library. This would include new boundary lines being painted that delineate out-of-bounds-, three point line- etc. and possibly resurfacing.
Maintaining Recreational Facilities
The Recreation Commission has been trying to keep pace with the needs and demands of the citizens of our town with regards to maintaining and developing recreational facilities for the Town's citizens of all ages. We would like to develop nature trails, educational walks, picnic areas, and a "camping" area for Scout Groups. Presently, we are unable to meet the needs with very limited recreational space available. The challenges to development are location, one that has the least effect on neighbors, which is readily accessible, parking, and as always financing. We will keep striving for these wish list items for the betterment of our Community.
As our search continues, input from the community is greatly appreciated. Please contact us at 508-248-2247 with suggestions, ideas, hopes, dreams and feel free to attend any of our monthly meetings!