CPA Proposals & Projects

Bowen Field & School Projects

Bowen Field, off Langley Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Bowen Elementary School,280 Cypress Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459

goals:

Irrigate the City's Bowen Field, resolve drainage problems and create new recreational space on the playground of Bowen School.

funding:

$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)

projects:

contacts:


The Bowen Park Project

(Bowen Elementary School)

goals:

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.

funding:

$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.

Proposal Review & Appropriations

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).


Bowen Field Irrigation

goals:

Install drilled well and pump irrigation system to preserve this City playing field

funding:

$56,805 CPA funds appropriated (recreation)

Proposal Review & Appropriations

1 November 2002 -proposal

17 February 2003 -CPC funding recommendation

5 May 2003 -Board order (appropriation)

Project News

1892-2013 -photos & maps of both Bowen project sites

 

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