Bowen Field, off Langley Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Bowen Elementary School,280 Cypress Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Irrigate the City's Bowen Field, resolve drainage problems and create new recreational space on the playground of Bowen School.
|$57,805||CPA funds appropriated and spent to irrigate Bowen Field|
|$194,845||CPA funds spent for Bowen School Playground improvements|
|$261,805||TOTAL CPA FUNDS SPENT(all recreation)|
Create and preserve recreational space behind Bowen School, including installation of a new drainage system and new planters, play equipment, basketball court, and ampitheatre. A small amount of funding was used to remove invasive vegetation in woodland abutting the playground.
|$205,000||CPA funds appropriated for Bowen School Playground improvements|
|$10,155||unspent funds returned|
|$194,845||total CP funds spent (all recreation)|
|Note:||The Bowen PTO originally committed to raise $50,000 toward this project and actually raised $38,000. Project manager in the Dept. of Public Works reports PTO funds were not ultimately needed for this project and were spent to benefit the school in other ways.|
3 October 2005 -proposal and
November 2005 -public hearing presentation (color photographs)
14 January 2006 -CPC funding recommendation
6 March 2006 - Board order (appropriation)
Acknowledgement of grant & future plans for the project, on Bowen Elementary School website: http://bowen.newton.k12.ma.us/aboutbowen/outdoorclassroom/grant
1892-2013 - See "Project News" below for photos (long before, before, after, and long after this project).
Install drilled well and pump irrigation system to preserve this City playing field
|$56,805||CPA funds appropriated (recreation)|
1 November 2002 -proposal
17 February 2003 -CPC funding recommendation
5 May 2003 -Board order (appropriation)
1892-2013 -photos & maps of both Bowen project sites