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Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Requests
Center Recreation Hard Court Reconstruction - Gallagher Tennis & Farias Basketball Courts
This project will include the construction of post tension court surfaces for basketball and tennis/pickleball at the Center Recreation Complex. In addition to new courts, the project will provide new fencing, athletic equipment, storage shed, shelter, site amenities (park and player benches, receptacles, etc.), tennis practice backboards, and signage.
The kick-off community meeting for this project was held on Wednesday, February 9th and the second community meeting took place on Wednesday, March 2nd. An update was provided to the Recreation Committee at the Wednesday, March 16th meeting and the project was approved at the 2022 Annual Town Meeting. The third community meeting was held on Tuesday, October 25th. The final design was presented to and approved by the Recreation Committee on Wednesday, December 21st.
2023 Tennis/Pickleball Updates
- December 21st Recreation Committee Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Abutters Letter - December 2022 (PDF)
- October 25th Community Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
- March 16th Recreation Committee Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
- March 2nd Community Meeting Recording
- March 2nd Community Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
- February 9th Community Meeting Presentation Slides (PDF)
- Abutters Letter - February 2022 (PDF)
Valley Tennis Courts Resurfacing Project
The Valley Tennis Courts, located on Valley Road, have been resurfaced. The project included the resurfacing, painting, and restriping of the courts for tennis and pickleball as well as the installation of new equipment (tennis posts and nets). The court resurfacing was completed in Summer 2021. The ADA upgrades at the site have yet to be completed.
Athletic Fields Feasibility Study
This project is to complete a feasibility study of the Town-owned athletic fields. This study will determine the feasibility of expanding the capacity of Town-owned athletic fields and other recreation facilities by determining which fields/facilities could be improved upon. A total of 20 Town-owned properties are included in the study and improvements that will be taken into consideration include (but are not limited to) converting natural grass athletic fields to synthetic turf, installing athletic lighting system at existing fields or reorienting existing fields that would allow for increased play without compromising the quality of the field conditions and a prioritization of the proposed improvements would be included. The feasibility study will serve as a living document and resource for the Recreation Committee and be incorporated into future capital plans.
Athletic Fields Feasibility Study (PDF)
Lincoln Park Master Plan
Will result in an independent review of the entire facility, outlining deficiencies and opportunities of all elements with a final report of the findings and prioritized recommendations.
The current 5-year capital improvement plan (FY23-FY27) includes several requests specific to the Lincoln Park which include, end of life replacement of; the (3) synthetic turf athletic fields, the outdoor fitness stations and play structure. Additionally, the parking lots and traffic flow continues to be a concern and needs to be assessed for spaces and access.
At a time when there is a great need to provide access for residents to stay active and to engage in and maintain healthier lifestyles, understanding the town’s ability to maximize its infrastructure and plan for future improvements is critical. Aligning projects and minimizing reduction of services and access to facilities is a priority.
A Community webinar will be held in February 16th, 6:30-8:00pm over zoom. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) Update
In partnership with the Conservation Department, Lexington is updating its 2015 Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). Help plan the future of Lexington's Open Spaces and Recreation Areas. As we embark on the Update, we invite you to join the planning process, share your thoughts, and check the webpage for project updates.
Community Center Sidewalk
The 2021 Annual Town Meeting appropriated $110,000 of Community Preservation Funds for the Recreation Committee's request for the Community Center Sidewalk and patio. This area currently has a walkway made of bluestone material that is cracked, uneven, and not accessible. When the building was purchased and renovated for opening in July 2015, the walkway was identified as a future project that would need to be addressed.
The total project will include the replacement of the existing sidewalk and patio outside of the Mansion, the stone dust path along the raised garden beds, and a small area at the main entrance to the Center. Additionally, installation of an outdoor fitness pad will be installed in the rear of the building. The improvements will create a safe and accessible walkway that will connect the main and rear entrances of the building.
The project has been completed and the ribbon cutting for the outdoor fitness equipment was held on Thursday, September 29th.
Fiscal Year 2024 Proposed Capital Requests
Lincoln Park Field Improvements
The Recreation Committee 5-year capital plan includes an FY2024 request for improvements and enhancements to the Lincoln Park Athletic Playing Fields. More details on this project and the 5-year capital plan can be found online.
The Recreation Committee will be hosting two Community Meetings to share the proposed project details and is seeking input, comments and feedback from the neighborhood and community at large. Each meeting will highlight different aspects of the project; Meeting #1 will discuss installation of athletic lighting and Meeting #2 will discuss the athletic playing surfaces due for end of life replacement. We invite you to participate in the meetings to share your opinions as we approach Annual Town Meeting to request funding.
Meeting #1: Athletic Fields Projects at Lincoln Park: Proposed Athletic Lighting at Fields 1 and 3: Presentation Slides (PDF)
Lincoln Park Abutters Letter - February 1, 2023 Meeting (PDF)
Meeting #2: Athletic Fields Projects at Lincoln Park: Evaluating Field Materials: Presentation Slides (PDF)
Lincoln Park Abutters Letter - March 1, 2023 Meeting (PDF)
- TMMA Bus Tour Video (go to 25:05)
- Background & Meeting Information (PDF)
- Sports Advisory Council Position Statement (PDF)
- Article 10i Working Group Position Statement (PDF)
You may also share your feedback by emailing Department staff at email@example.com or the Recreation Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Playground Replacement & ADA Improvements
The scope for this proposed playground replacement at Justin Park, located on Justin Street, will include the replacement of the existing playground, swing set, and safety surfacing, and other site amenities such as signage and park benches will be considered. Additionally, an accessible route will be installed between the accessible parking area and the playground.
Community Meeting 11/9/2022 (PDF)
Center Recreation Complex Bathrooms & Maintenance Building Renovation
This project is one that will support the improvements to the Center Recreation Complex and overall Park system. Access to safe, clean and accessible restrooms is an important amenity at a Community Park, such as Center. This facility has not had significant renovations or upgrades in many years, while the use and demand for public restrooms increase. The Feasibility Study for this project was presented during the Recreation Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 7 at 7pm.
The request for construction funding was included in the Fiscal Year 202023 capital budget and was approved at the 2022 Annual Town Meeting. The bid opening was held on September 1, 2022 and the bids came in substantially over-budget. As a result, a request for supplemental funding will be presented at the 2022 Special Town Meeting this fall.
The project is expected to mobilize in mid -late March 2023 with an anticipated timeline of 12-16 weeks. The Center Recreation Complex will have portable restrooms placed at the park during the construction.
- The contractor for the Center Recreation Restroom/Maintenance Building project mobilizing in the coming weeks. Below is an overview of the plan for addressing storage and restrooms during the project.
- The (5) storage trailers that are located next to the restrooms have been relocated as they are currently within the construction zone.
- The LLL (1) and LYL (1) trailers will be relocated next to the Center #4 Little League Field (Fitzgerald Field) and run parallel to the right field fence. The LYL trailer will be up against the fence and the LLL trailer will be placed next to it. The trailers will be placed so the doors open towards the Center Track.
- The two LHS trailers will be placed by where the old shot put area used to be. This is to the right of the path that leads to C2 and doors will open towards the path.
- The Town trailer is going to be emptied and removed from the site altogether
- These locations for the LHS, LYL, and LLL trailers are temporary and will be reassessed once the Center Recreation Restrooms and Gallagher/Farias Courts projects have been completed.
- The Recreation Enterprise Fund will be providing (6) portable toilets at the Center Recreation Park (4 standard and 2 ADA-accessible). They will be located at the end of the Park Drive cul-de-sac where the path that leads from Park Drive to C2 begins.The portable toilets will be delivered as close to March 20th as conditions allow.
For more information, please call 781-698-4800 or email the Recreation Department.
Abutters Letter 3/6/2023 (PDF)
90% Construction Drawings and Cost Estimate (PDF)
Kinneens Playground Replacement
The scope for the playground replacement at Kinneens Park, located at the intersection of Burlington Street and Grove Street, will include the replacement of the existing playground, swing set, and safety surfacing, and other site amenities such as signage, park benches, and a bike rack. Additionally, poured-in-place (PIP) safety surfacing would be installed at specific locations, which would greatly enhance accessibility to those play elements.
The kick-off community meeting for this project was held on Wednesday, February 2nd, the second community meeting took place on Wednesday, October 26th, and the third community meeting was held on Wednesday, December 7th.
The final design for the playground replacement was presented and approved by the Recreation Committee meeting at its February 15th meeting. Here is a copy of the presentation slides and the new playground is tentatively scheduled to be installed in September 2023.
Rindge Playground Replacement & ADA Improvements
View project related documents
View the May 2022 Rindge Slideshow.
Pine Meadows Improvements - 8th & 9th Holes (Active 2023)
The scope for this project includes rebuilding the back tees at #8 and #9, installing a greenside bunker at the 8th hole, and enlarging the cart path at the 9th hole. The improvements will begin in early November and it is anticipated that they will be completed by the end of the calendar year, weather-permitting.
Pine Meadows Improvements - Drainage on the 1st and 2nd Fairways
The contractor that will be working on the design and engineering phase of the drainage improvement project for the 1st and 2nd fairways at Pine Meadows has been selected and it is anticipated that this work will be completed by Spring 2022. The design and engineering work will ensure that the department has an accurate cost estimate for the construction phase, which is scheduled to be implemented in Fiscal Year 2025.