WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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discern an enriched approach to nurturing that goes beyond notions of swings and slides and enters the world of values and appreciation — even to the extent of develop- ing an awareness of the natural environment and sociability. A New Park Such values are in part behind an effort on the part of Weston residents to create a new park in an area adjacent to Town Hall. Recently appointed Recreation Director Chris Fitzgerald, explains the various considerations behind an effort on the part of a volunteer committee: "We're still in the planning stages but we are taking note of the intricacies of a project that when completed next year will include a beautifully landscaped parkland designed to create a multi-generational setting set around a small playground." "We're thinking in terms of toddlers," Fitzgerald adds, "and a protected environ- ment for five- to twelve-year-olds, who tend to be bigger risk takers. That means we'll need to pay special attention to ground sur- faces to counteract the possibility of falls." Currently under consideration are a vari- ety of imagination-stimulating apparatuses, including a "spider's web" climbing-array and "pirate or fort" constructions. "The finished park will include woodland to tie the site into the history and tradition of the town," Fitzgerald adds, along with one other obser- vation, "playgrounds and parks are relatively 55 f a l l 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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