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A Petition to Save Ward Park
NOTE: Total Number of petition signers is the online number shown above plus 112 hand written signatures obtained door to door.
This petition asks the Mayor and City Council of Marlborough, Massachusetts to reverse their decision to locate the proposed Senior Center in historic Ward Park. We, the undersigned, believe that the proposed Ward Park site is too small for the planned 22,000 sq ft building and parking spaces, did not undergo a rigorous evaluation process, destroys existing use of the area for ice skating, baseball, pickup cricket and softball, organized youth sports, dog walking and exercising, threatens use of the entire park for other youth activities, reduces the inventory for much needed park space, makes void the recently developed (fall 2011) Master Plan for revitalizing the park, forces a second displacement of the historic Artemas Ward Gateway, and reduces the park’s utility for large, community events that have always been part of its heritage.