Recreation Commission Addresses Busy Agenda at September 18 Meeting

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After a discussion of the Red Sox’s minimal success this season and popular concerts at Fenway Park, the Recreation Commission tackled a busy agenda including the triple-e threat, Bedford Day, Kids Club, Springs Brook Park, and other fall updates.

Triple-E Threat

The town’s dusk to dawn ordinance has led to the Recreation Department canceling all nighttime and outdoor activities. The Department’s attempt to reschedule the canceled activities has conflicted with the Schools’ rescheduling of their own canceled activities. Director of Recreation Amy Hamilton expressed her commitment towards rescheduling every canceled activity.

Bedford Day Update

Due to the freshly laid sod on Page Field, parade staging will take place in the Page Field parking lot and on DeAngelo Rd.  The Recreation Commission is looking forward to another successful Bedford Day this year.

Springs Brook Park

Throughout the past Summer, the Recreation Department collected data to better analyze Springs Brook Park activity. The Department increased the cost of lessons and daily entrance fee. High participation in the Summer Adventures program led to a significant increase in Park revenue. The Commission indicated that future changes to the park would benefit the budget and members of the park.

 Fall Updates

Many of the Recreation Department’s fall classes have reached full participation, leaving some on the waiting list. Revenue for the Department’s classes has surpassed last year’s number for the same period.

The tentative date for the next Recreation Commission meeting is Wednesday, October 23.