Presentation on theme: "Needs Assessment & Master Plan. Needs Assessment & Master Plan Results Proposed Plan Costs Needs Safety Issues About Savage Field Environmental Impact."— Presentation transcript:
Needs Assessment & Master Plan Results Proposed Plan Costs Needs Safety Issues About Savage Field Environmental Impact
Gale Associates Hired in Fall 2013 to conduct assessment & survey property Needs Assessment & Master Plan completed May 2014 $9,000 funded through Revolving Fund Two plans presented along with complete facility evaluation & feasibility study Proposed Plan Reconstruct Softball field in new location Renovated Little League field New parking area for 77 cars Athletic field lighting for all amentities Skatepark, Playground/Splash Pad, Deck hockey Rink, and picnic pavillion Walking path around property
Consulting Services $45,000 Town Meeting Article Covers phases 1-4 (of 5 phases) for consulting services for proposed Master Plan Phase 1 – Background Investigation, Facility Assessment & Survey Phase 2 –Program Development, Schematic Design, and Cost estimates Phase 3 – Design Development and Preparation of Contract Documents Phase 4 – Permitting Assistance Services (Conservation Commission, Town of Clinton Planning Board, Tennessee Gas Co., NPDES General Permit, Railroad Easement) Project Construction ~$1,653,700.00 to complete Conceptual Layout Option 2 PARC Grant Funding, private donations, & Town funds would be sought for construction phase Project could be divided into phases if needed Varying costs include Skatepark & Playground design and materials Ongoing Maintenance Existing Field Maintenance Costs – watering, mowing, fertilizing New Maintenance Costs – Safety Inspections, Playground & Splash Pad repairs Income Potential Establish fee structure for all leagues & teams that use and rent fields New program development – tournaments, skate park events, recreational activities Parties, Functions, Special Events
Park Facilities Evaluation Results from Needs Assessment: Turf on both fields is in fair condition Standing water an issue on both infields – neither field has formal under drainage system Backstop and all fencing in poor condition Spectator Seating at both fields in poor condition with no ADA accessibility Both pitching and home plate areas in poor condition Dugouts in poor condition Field Lighting is outdated and not meeting safety lighting standards for play No organized parking for park Skatepark in poor condition Basketball in good condition – recently re-built Electrical Shed in good condition Overall, the fields & other park amenities are all in poor to fair condition. Safety hazards are present, ADA requirements are not being met, and programming needs are not being served.
Player Wellbeing Structural soundness of existing amenities Site Security ADA Requirements Lighting
Savage Field is located at the intersection of Water Street & Vale Street. It has home to many youth baseball and adult softball games, as well as recreational basketball and skate boarding. Total Savage field property: ~7 acres Maintained and managed by Parks & Recreation department Current property used for recreation purposes Property located within 100-year flood zone of Nashua River Tennessee Gas Line runs through property with easement restrictions Old Railroad bed runs through property with easement restrictions
Drainage improvements Parking improvements Light spillage improved with new lighting system Visual Integrity Site Security Easement restrictions