Rock Meadow Can Only Remain Open With The Public’s Cooperation

Photo: Walking dogs at Rock Meadow, Belmont By Mary Trudeau Conservation Commission’s agent In this period of social distancing, public open space provides a valuable respite for citizens experiencing the loss of “normality.” While the Belmont Conservation Commission remains committed to keeping Rock Meadow open and available to residents, the current pandemic has increased meadow […]

Town Ponders Closing Rock Meadow Parking Lot To Lessen Overcrowding

Photo: Parking lot, Rock Meadow 3:15 p.m., Sunday, April 12: Rock Meadow. On a warm afternoon under a dull sky, the gravel parking lot is packed to the gills with sedans and SUVs. Mill Street and the lot for Lone Tree Hill have their share of cars. In fact, a Belmont Police patrol car sitting […]

Going To Rock Meadow? Put A Leash On Your Pooch!

Photo: Rock Meadow Conservation land It’s spring. You and your canine have been cooped up for … how long? The temperature outside is going up and the sun is warm. With all of Belmont’s parks closed, the destination of choice for Fido and you to go for a romp has become town conservation land including […]

Discover Rock Meadow With Belmont Historical Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 PM

Photo: Rock Meadow Conservation Land The Belmont Historical Society invites the public to explore one of Belmont’s great open spaces with a Walking Tour of Rock Meadow this Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. The walk is free and open to the public. Learning about the history of Rock Meadow by walking the conservation land […]

First Coyotes, Then A Moose and Now Bears Could Be Visiting Belmont

Photo: Black bear So you thought that all the hares, geese, turkeys and coyotes was more than enough wildlife for Belmont to absorb? Well, now you can add the possibility of bears to the mix after Waltham city officials announced Tuesday via Twitter the sighting of a pair of black bears in North Waltham, which […]

After Review, PGA Rejects Rock Meadow for Golf Tournament Parking

Photo: Rock Meadow Conservation Land.  A plan to use town conservation land off upper Concord Avenue to park nearly 1,000 vehicles during an upcoming professional golf tournament at Belmont Country Club in June has been abandoned, according to an email from the town’s conservation agent to a resident. “At this point in time, the Conservation Commission will […]

ConCom Approves Parking on Rock Meadow for Major Golf Tournament

Photo: The location on Rock Meadow where parking will be located for a golf tournament in June. The Belmont Conservation Commission narrowly approved a conditional agreement to allow the Professional Golf Association Tour (PGA) to use approximately 11 acres of Rock Meadow Conservation Land off upper Concord Avenue for up to 1,000 parking spaces to […]