Community Preservation Program

    Cabot [School] Community Park

    location: 229 Cabot Street
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    goals: 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.
    funding:
    $68,270 CP funds appropriated & spent (recreation)
    $10,230 Cabot PTO funds
    $2,500 teacher donation (Disney grant)
    $1,000 School Dept funds, plus volunteer maintenance

    $82,000

    TOTAL PROJECT COST
    cash value not estimated committment to permanent, volunteer maintenance by the PTO, which recognized that the design was too complex for maintenance to be funded through Parks & Recreation Dept. operating budget
    contacts: Principal, Cabot School
    Mailing address same as above
    website: http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/cabot/
    phone: 617.559.9400

    Proposal Review & Appropriations
    November 2003 initial proposal, including estimated budget
    attachments 1 (past Cabot projects and current site conditions)
    attachments 2 (children's design process)
    attachments 3 (letters of support, qualifications, other funding commitments, site evaluation and plan)
    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