The first public meeting on a proposed master plan for the Grove Street Playground is being held tonight, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Board of Selectmen Room of Town Hall.
The town’s Department of Public Works and Activitas Inc. – a Dedham-based development company that led the redevelopment of Belmont High School’s Harris Field – will speak to neighborhood residents and seek their input to better understand issues facing residents.
Tonight’s meeting and a second gathering to be held March 9 geared towards youth groups that use the field are part of the process in writing a comprehensive, long-term strategy for the heavily-used open space/playground on the Cambridge town line in east Belmont.
Last year, the Capital Budget Committee allocated and Town Meeting approved $30,000 to fund the study of one of the most used playgrounds in town. With three dedicated ball fields, Grove Street is the home for youth baseball in Belmont. The soccer field in the lower section is used from early spring to late fall by Belmont Youth Soccer. In addition, the park has four tennis courts, a basketball court, a new playground as well as being a popular sledding site during the winter.