Park and Field Master Plan

I’m pleased to provide you with the completed Master Plan for Parks and Fields; a comprehensive document representing the synthesis of countless meetings, field work, designing, vetting and community input. 

I’m confident the document will provide meaningful guidance as the town moves forward in its strategic investments in these valuable resources. The study’s cogent analysis of prioritized improvements offers a way forward in the best interest of all.

We have had some great success recently with two new parks; Cole North and John J. Lane Park.  We have designed and built these sites with residents of all ages in mind.  Still these sites alone cannot account for the recreational needs of the 35,000 residents of Natick.  Just like Natick’s roads, our parks need the support of local and state officials and the funding to support bring these community gathering spaces back to life.  

Karen Partanen
Director of Recreation & Parks