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Memorial Park Expansion

Standish Memorial Park Expansion

Standish Memorial Park is currently undergoing a major expansion. With help from several generous State, Federal, and private grants and donations totaling close to $400,000, this park will be a tremendous asset to the community. Once completed, it will be home to three baseball/softball fields, a playground, dog park, soccer and multipurpose athletic fields, and paved walking paths. This complex will be a premier outdoor recreation facility capable of hosting such community events as the Standish Summer Spectacular fireworks and festival, live music, outdoor movies, tournaments, youth and adult leagues and more.

Timeline and Update:
2014: Voters approve land purchase for memorial park expansion

2015: Voters approve $250,000 bond for park expansion 
2016: Conceptual plan and phase one begins
2017: Phase one adds expanded parking and new road entrance
          Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Award of $56,000 for playground
2018: Dog Park Committee appointed by the Town Council and fund-raising efforts begin
          PetSafe “Bark for your Park” Dog Park Grant award of $25,000
2019: Landscape architect and engineering plans presented
           Project delayed for submission of Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant

2020: LWCF Grant awarded for $300,000 and voters approve paving bond
          Phase two construction delayed due to Global Pandemic
2021: Playground installed (summer)
           Bid awarded and construction started with site work, storm water treatment,       multi-purpose field, paving, curbing, and sidewalks (fall)
2022: Construction completed (spring)

          Grand Opening TBD in late summer/early fall once grass is established

SMP Softball Playground