The Town of Amherst is designing a playground for the children of Amherst, to be located in Kendrick Park. The Planning Department, LSSE and DPW staff are working together to prepare a design, with input from the public. During the summer of 2019 the Town of Amherst applied for a PARC grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was awarded $400,000. In the fall CPAC (Community Preservation Act Committee) and the Town Council voted to match this grant with about $260,000 from town funds to build a playground that will serve Downtown Amherst. Despite the covid-19 pandemic, work is proceeding, and LSSE and the Planning Department want to hear from you before a design is finalized in the next couple of months! Please see
https://www.amherstma.gov/3527/Kendrick-Park-2020 for more information, including the preliminary design that was presented to the Planning Board in March, 2020, and a link for submitting comments.