CPA-Funded Open Space / Recreation Projects

Fiscal Year 2003 - Fiscal Year 2016 (May)
The following open space/recreation projects have received appropriations of Weston's Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds:

Project Fiscal Year Dollar Amount Appropriated Status/Comments
Purchase of 23 acre parcel “Sunday Woods” 2003-2008 $2.4 million (includes $834,111 cash + 5-year, $1.5 million bond) Purchase completed; 5-year bond retired in FY08 ($18,330 in bonding authorization returned)
Preservation of fields 2005-2013 $20,000 per year In progress
Purchase of 4.5 acre Dupont/Nicholas parcel 2004 $450,000 Completed
Construction of multi-purpose playing field between middle and high schools 2007 $600,000 Completed; $50,606 returned
Appraisal and related consultant services – possible purchase of Case Estates 2007 $85,000 Most pre-acquisition activities completed
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2007 $2.92 million cash + bond authorization for $6 million through 2027 Closing date dependent on Harvard’s clean-up plan; $1,185,667 returned to CPA fund per Town Meeting vote in May 2010
Preservation of playing fields and other recreational facilities including tennis and sports courts 2008 $1,000,000 Completed
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2008 $638,938 1st payment on 20-year bond
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2009 $513,675 2nd payment on 20-year bond
Preservation of playing fields/courts 2009 $250,000 In progress
Hemlock preservation 2009 $25,000 Completed
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2010 $501,675 3rd payment on 20-year bond
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2011 $489,675 4th payment on 20-year bond
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2012 $477,675 5th payment on 20-year bond
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2013 $466,050 6th payment on 20-year bond
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2014 $454,800 7th payment on 20-year bond
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2015 $443,550 8th payment on 20-year bond
Purchase and associated costs for Case Estates conservation 2016 $432,675 9th payment on 20-year bond
Preservation of 80 Acre Conservation Area (Hobbs Pond Dam) 2013 $317,000 In progress
Rehabilitation of Town recreational land (Design fees for Gail Rd. & H.S. Fields 1 & 2) 2013 $82,500 In progress
Preservation of 80 Acre Conservation Area (Hobbs Pond Dam) 2014 $200,000 Completed
Creation of recreational land (walkways) 2014 $250,000 In progress
Rehabilitation of Town recreational land (Construction fees for Gail Rd.) 2015 $200,000 In progress
Creation of recreational land (Case Campus walkways) 2015 $217,150 In progress
Creation of recreational land (Lamson Park) 2015 $225,000 In progress
Preservation of Open Space (Charles River Eurasian Water Chestnut removal) 2015 $5,000 In progress
Creation of recreational land (Warren Ave. walkways) 2015 $340,000 In progress
Creation of recreational land (Conceptual design fees for Merriam St. and Highland St. walkways) 2015 $48,000 In progress
Rehabilitation of recreational land (Dickson Riding Rings) 2016 $25,000 In progress
Rehabilitation of recreational land (Community Gardens) 2016 $15,000 In progress
Creation of recreational land (Case Campus walkways) 2016 $50,000 In progress
Preservation of Open Space (Charles River Eurasian Water Chestnut removal) 2016 $10,000 In progress