Thursday, May 16, 2013
The informational session and tour is this Saturday, May 18 at 4:30 pm at Blocksidge Field
The "Friends of Swampscott Athletic Fields" (formerly known as the athletic Field Study Committee) will hold an informational session and tour this Saturday, May 18 at 4:30 pm at Blocksidge Field (the field inside the stadium at Phillips Park). This volunteer group has worked hard to develop a cost-effective and safe field turf proposal for Swampscott. Given the continued shortage and overuse of our town fields, Swampscott Youth Soccer strongly supports the initiative to remedy our fields. Please take some time on Saturday to attend the information session and learn more about what you can do to get involved.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
On Wednesday the Athletic Field Study Committee talked about proposals to fund an artificial turf field.
1) Town and School Meeting Watch: The Renewable Energy Committee, 6:30 p.m., the Capital Improvement Committee, 6:30 p.m., and the Recreation Commission, 7:30 p.m., all meet Monday at Town Hall. 2) Newsbit of the Day: On Wednesday the Athletic Field Study Committee talked about proposals to fund an artificial turf field. They talked about a three-phase approach that in the first phase would fund installation of the surface with town money. Phases two and three would use non-town funding including private contributions to pay for lighting and stands. The study committee also talked about a single-phase approach that would propose a town funded artificial surface but no lights. The board took no vote and will continue talks next week before…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The property is said to be plagued by rat holes and broken windows.
Several members of the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator Thomas Younger and Public Works Director Gino Cresta are surveying the Field House to determine the extent of its decay and disrepair. The Field House is on Humphrey Street at Phillips Park. The building includes locker rooms for home and visiting high school teams. Selectman Glenn Kessler said at th eboard's last meeting that the field house is in "serious disrepair," noting that the building suffers from rat holes and broken windows. Private citizens have made some emergency repairs at their own expense, he said. He said the town may someday have a beautiful new field or fields and a field house that is falling down.