Evaluation of Parks, Fields, and Recreational Areas Committee

Choate Park Update:  To view the designs, click on the links below.

Choate Park

A lot has been happening over the past few weeks at Choate Park.  As you drove by you should have noticed significant changes taking place.  You might not have known what you were looking at so, we are here to tell you what you saw!  The week of May 28th brought important changes to the foundation of the project.  Most of the work that took place during that time happened underground but, above ground you should have noticed piles of dirt being moved around. The moving of dirt piles meant that significant progress was being made in the preparation of the new pavilion.  It's foundation base has begun!

As we entered into the month of June, workers have been busy excavating the park to sub-grade elevation while removing excess piles of soil off the site.  The removal of excess piles of soil and the excavation to sub-grade levels is onward movement toward our destination.  With plans for an extended parking lot and 2 state of the art playgrounds, this headway is exciting to see!  Other improvements to note in the new playground area are the preparation and installation of new sub-grade materials and concrete footings.

Other work being performed in the month of June are repairs to the existing retaining wall and removal of existing overhead utility lines. 

Oakland Park

The building foundation for the concession stand at Oakland Park was completed the week of May 28, 2018.  Workers started new sewer and water lines and installed underground drainage structures the remainder of the week.  As we moved into June, exciting things continued on the project as the new pavilion started to come into shape.  If you drive by you will see the new concrete slab being poured.  If you look closely, you will see that the light pole footings have been installed and the underground electrical conduit installation is complete.  In addition, the plumbing is being piped and the water quality units for drainage are also being installed. In adiditon, electrical power to the existing concession stand is being cut.  Keep checking back for updates!

Middle School Tennis Courts

If you have any questions about this project, please email Dept. of Public Services Director David D'Amico at ddamico@townofmedway.org


The proposed Parks and Playgrounds Improvement Project survey results are available!  This project impacts Choate Park, Cassidy Field, Oakland Park and the Middle School.  Click here for the survey results
Thank you for participating!

This committee, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, was expanded in 2016 to include stakeholders for a parks improvements project for the following locations: Choate Park, Oakland Park, Cassidy Field and the Medway Middle School.  A Special Town Meeting held in June 2016 approved funding for the project design and preparation of bid documents for the project's construction.  The committee generally meets twice per month on Tuesday evenings.  Please check the meeting calendar on the main page for meeting notices and agendas. 

Two documents that inform this committee for its planning of future projects are the 2013 Parks, Open Space and Athletic Fields Master Plan and a 2016 addendum/update. Click on the links below to view.

               Parks Master Plan

               Parks Master Plan Update

Questions about this committee can be directed to bos@townofmedway.org or 508-533-3264.

Board Members

Committee Members


Richard D'Innocenzo, Chair

Board of Selectmen

Michael Tudino

Parks & Recreation Commission

Mike Francis, Clerk

Open Space


Youth Sports

Robert Pearl

High School/Middle School

Paul Mahoney

Community Preservation Committee

David Blackwell

Conservation Commission


Historical Commission

Michael Schrader

Finance Committee

Cathy Morgan

Friends of Choate Park



David Travalini

Conservation Commission

Ellen Hillery

Finance Committee

Kari MacLeod

Friends of Choate Park