Town Meeting Update: Save Cricket Field supports Article 2, the appropriation article that allows funds for a Feasibility Study for Hillside School. We continue to support the construction of a new school in an appropriate location.
The Park and Recreation Committee denied the School Committee's request to study Cricket Field
The Park and Recreation Commission unanimously denied the School Committee's request to study Cricket Field as a possible site for Hillside School.
This is a HUGE step for Cricket Field!
Thank you to our Cricket Supporters from all over Needham. We would especially like to thank the Park and Recreation Commission and the other town officials who have supported keeping Cricket Field as a park.
We will remain vigilant, especially at upcoming town meeting.
More than 1750 Needham residents have signed a petition in opposition to the construction of a school on Cricket Field!
CLICK HERE to see our response to the recently circulated email by individuals insisting that Cricket Field be included in the Hillside Feasibility Study
IMPORTANT UPDATE -- October 2013 -- See Flyer Below for Information
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.
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:
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