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Memorial Park Expansion

Standish Memorial Park

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.

Standish Memorial Park
Project Funding & Timeline
2014: Voters approve land purchase for park expansion
2015: Voters approve $250,000 bond for park expansion
2016: Conceptual plan, engineering, and phase one begins
2017: Phase one adds additional parking, and a second park entrance
2017: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award of $56,000 for new playground
2018: Dog park committee appointed by the Town Council
2018: PetSafe “Bark for your Park” grant award of $25,000 and fundraising
2019: Landscape architect and engineering plans presented
2019: Project delayed for submission of Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant application
2020: LWCF grant award of $300,000
2020: Covid: project delayed
2021: Playground installed; paving bond approved
2021: Site work and paving completed
2022: Construction completed
2022: Dog park opens for fall season
2023: Park Grand Opening Scheduled April 22, 2023 (Earth Day)

SMP Softball Playground