Outdoor Recreation

Mutter’s Field Trail Highlights the Importance of Accessibility for Open Space Projects
Accessibility is an increasingly important element of recent CPA projects, highlighting the integral community building aspect of the program. In the town of Easthampton, the newly-opened Mutter’s Field Trail is a shining example of an open space project designed with accessibility in mind.
Boxford Common Raises the Bar for CPA Recreation Projects
A transformative recreation project is under construction in the Town of Boxford, known as the Boxford Common, that ultimately will serve three of the four CPA purposes. On 75 acres of woodland in the center of town there are plans to construct a recreational facility and affordable housing, as well preserving a portion of the land for hiking, running, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.
Marshfield’s CPA-funded Peter Igo Park Earns Tennis Industry’s Public Park of the Year Award
Peter Igo Park in the town of Marshfield was a troublesome area for the community, but thanks to a local nonprofit and CPA funding, the property was transformed from an eyesore into a vibrant attractive, award-winning park.
Patton Park Playground Revitalizes Youth Recreation in Hamilton
Hundreds of children on the North Shore are new beneficiaries of a state-of-the-art playground, partly funded by CPA revenue and situated along Route 1A in the Town of Hamilton.
Herring Run Park, Weymouth
In Weymouth, where there is now a new CPA-funded park, celebrating the herring migration and providing a place to help town residents and visitors appreciate them each spring.
Forge Pond Park, Hanover
Hanover’s Forge Pond Park, financed entirely with CPA funds, will be the largest recreational complex on the South Shore when complete. Hanover took an uncommon approach to the project, using CPA funds to purchase land for active recreation, and then building outdoor recreational facilities on the property.
Clipper City Rail Trail, Newburyport
This three-mile bicycle/jogging trail created with CPA funds runs through downtown Newburyport and in a complete circle around the city.
Horizons For Youth Camp Acquisition, Sharon
The town of Sharon used its CPA funds to acquire a former camp on the shore of Lake Massapoag for active and passive recreational use.