CPA Proposals & Projects

Cabot [School] Community Park

229 Cabot Street, Newtonville, MA 02460


Create an outdoor classroom and community park in an unused space next to Cabot Elementary School, near a housing development for seniors. Based on the children's own designs, the park has brick paths, granite seating, benches, a birdbath & bird house, sundial, and a trellis.


$68,270 CPA funds appropriated & spent (recreation)
$10,230 Cabot PTO funds, plus volunteer maintenance



CPA funds cannot be used for maintenance. The Cabot PTO made committed to permanent, volunteer maintenance, in recognition that the design they proposed was too complex for adequate maintenance to be funded through Parks & Recreation Dept. operating budget.
$2,500 teacher donation (Disney grant)
$1,000 School Dept funds



Proposal Review & Appropriations

November 2003 - initial proposal, including estimated budget, plus attachments:

19 November 2003 - revised budget

24 November 2003 - public hearing presentation (includes photos)

22 March 2004 - second revised proposal with updated budget & site plan

31 March 2004 - CPC funding recommendation

17 May 2004 - Board order (appropriation)

Project News

30 June 2006 - budget for remaining work

31 October 2007- gala opening: press coverage & other photos

May 2008 & September 2009 - photos


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