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Springs Brook Park announces ambitious five year plan

Posted by | January 31, 2018 | Uncategorized

By Jesse CollingsPosted Jan 24, 2018 at 3:57 PM

Updated Jan 24, 2018 at 3:57 PM

The long-term future of Springs Brook Park began to unfold on Monday, Jan. 22 when members of the Bedford Recreation Commission unveiled their five year plan for the park. Springs Brook Park has been a hot-button issue for the commission, the Bedford Board of Selectmen and the public. For the last several years, Springs Brook Park has been a significant money-loser for the Bedford Recreation Department, last year losing more than $90,000 in 2017 after losing more than $102,000 in 2016. During previous meetings, the Selectmen have urged the commission to come up with a long-term plan that would cut down the parks losses, which would in turn show the Selectmen that the future of park is tenable.Members of the commission presented their five year plan at the Selectmen’s meeting, which called for some impressive growth over the next several years.“Our five year plan to reduce operating loss is here, our goal is to increase revenue by over ten percent in 2018, and then 7 percent over the following four years,” Bedford Recreation Commission member Robin Steele said.   According to projections presented by the commission, the park is set to lose $80,000 this summer, down from the $90,000 they lost last summer due to the fact that they will be opening two weeks later (late June as opposed to early June). If the park grows at the rate the commission is aiming for, the park will lose $73,000 in 2019, $67,000 in 2020, $52,000 in 2021 and $43,000 in 2022.   Read More…

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