Parks, Playing Fields, and Open Spaces

  • Our parks and playing fields are in great shape, and their maintenance and improvement will continue to be a high priority for me.

  • As mayor, I will seek opportunities to create additional turf fields to accommodate the growth in participation in sports at all levels.

  • As mayor, I will pursue new, seasonal recreational opportunities for Melrose such as a temporary skating rink in the winter and installation of a splash pad at an appropriate location in the city. Public-private partnerships can provide cost-effective ways to make this happen. Volunteer and school groups could also use these new facilities for low-cost fundraisers.