7-28-12 - Mission Statement
The mission of Save Cricket Field is to preserve Cricket Field as green space for the future enjoyment of generations of Needham residents. This iconic field has been a part of Needham's history for at least 100 years and it has been an active public park since it was gifted to the town in 1938. Containing a playground, fields, memorials, and open space, Cricket Field is one of Needham's biggest parks and the only large field in the Needham Heights community.
A bit on the history of Cricket here
Several articles/editorials in the media:
Did you know:
The Needham School Committee is considering relocating Hillside school to Cricket Field even though it is possible to build Hillside School on its existing site. Current plans to build Hillside School on Cricket Field involve paving almost a third of the green space (where the girls Varsity Soccer field now stands) to make a 95-car parking lot. The existing shade trees, tot lot, and much of the smaller field will be replaced with large administration and school buildings and a paved drop-off zone.
Share your thoughts:
Join our forum - where you can share your positive memories of Cricket Field and why you think the park should be preserved for creating future memories.
While only a preliminary study has been done on various options for increasing space in the schools, Cricket Field appears to be one of the three finalists according to a recent Blog by the Superintendent. Learn more about the current situation with the links below:
Vote in our Poll: