The Framingham Parks and Recreation Department manages and continuously evaluates a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan. The projects identified in this plan fulfil the departments Mission to “create recreation opportunities, preserve open space, manage public athletic fields and parks, and administer recreation programs and facilities for the varied population of Framingham.”

All School Athletic Fields are included in our Capital Improvement Plan. Our Capital Improvement Plan does not include school owned tennis courts, basketball courts, playground equipment, and other areas not associated with our responsibilities. Those issues are properly placed within the School Department Capital plans. Many school field improvements have taken place through our operational budget and in-house construction capabilities. Preservation of parks and green spaces contributes greatly to the desirability of a community. The current national planning and economic development trends emphasize attention to green spaces, streetscapes and park amenities as key ingredients to economic success. In general, there is a great economic return on Park Capital investments. Projects currently in the design or construction phase include:

Project Location Status
Shade Shelter Butterworth Park, Grant St/Bishop St In Progress-Multi Phase
Restroom Facilities Cushing Memorial Park, Dudley Road Bid
Retaining Wall and Backstop Furber Park, Fairbanks Road In Progress-Multi Phase
Building Renovation Loring Arena  In-Progress
Roof and Building repairs Parks Administration Building, 475 Union Ave In-Progress
Skate Park Farm Pond, Dudley Road In-Progress