Madison Park Development Committee Chairman George McManus says the committee has set a date of Saturday, June 9th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an open house for , the town's newest park.
"Members of the committee will be on hand to give tours and discuss the design," McManus said.
The park is located at 1362 Boston Post Road, just east of the entrance to Hammonasset Beach State Park, between Route 1 and the Hammonasset River.
Town officials have said plans for the park include include 3 multi-purpose turf grass playing fields, conservation areas, coastal grassland habitat areas, shared use path and trail system that includes overlooks, an elevated walkway and canoe and kayak launch, an existing hangar building to be adapted for re-use, proposed concession and restroom building, picnic area, natural amphitheater and access driveway and parking areas for 154 vehicles.
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The town also plans to transform a small, man-made excavation pit into a freshwater coastal wetlands habitat. The goal, according to town officials and a prominent local ecologist, is to create an area that would sustain a variety of plants, birds, amphibians, and other wildlife at the park.