Town releases public input report

  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nearly 200 residents attended the public input meeting on Aug. 27 and shared ideas about the future recreation development of 245 acres of land on Rifle Range Road and Phase 2 of Memorial Waterfront Park. Below are lists of the top five choices in each category and a list of all submitted ideas, ranked.

Top five choices for Rifle Range Recreation Land Dotmocracy exercise:

1. Rectangular multipurpose fields

2. Green space

3. Bike and walking trails and cross-country

4. (tie) Combination of passive uses and team sports facility

4. (tie) Multipurpose fields

5. BMX park

Top five choices for Phase 2 Memorial Waterfront Park Dotmocracy exercise:

1. Amphitheater

2. Water taxi

3. Restructured gift shop/rooftop/sunset viewing for public

4. Water feature (walk-thru)

5. Trolley Stop

Rifle Range Road Recreation Park


1. Rectangular multisport fields 301

2. Green space 108

3. Bike, walking, cross-country paths 72

4. (tie) Combination of passive uses and team sports facility 60

4. (tie) Multipurpose fields 60

5. BMX park 55

6. Arts complex 42

7. District stadium 39

8. Sensitivity to neighborhoods 37

9. Tennis and basketball courts 35

10. Amphitheater 31

Phase 2 Memorial Waterfront Park


1. Amphitheater 61

2. Water taxi 56

3. Rooftop/restructured gift shop/enhanced sunset viewing 47

4. Water feature (walk-thru) 39

5. Trolley stop 29

6. Wildlife habitat 25

7. Extending walking path/fitness equipment 24

8. (tie) Open market/recognition of maritime industry 20

8. (tie) Floating dock 20

9. Dog park 19

10. Site improvement for event planning 14


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