Manor Fields Project
The Manor Fields Scoping Committee (MFSC) and the Parks & Recreation Commission finalized the plans for the Manor Fields (Striar Property) The Manor Fields Scoping Committee was organized by the Park & Recreation Commission with representatives from the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Open Space Committee, Park & Recreation Commission and Town Meeting. Based on input from the Master Plan, Open Space Report, National Recreation standards, Dedham Youth Sports Organization and the Community, the MFSC was tasked with developing the 24.65 acres with active, passive and leisure components that addresses a number needs in the Town of Dedham. Working with Pat Maguire and Activitas, a nationally recognized leader in athletic field design, we present these final plans for your review and welcome your questions.
Proposed Manor Fields Project
1 regulation size lighted Soccer/Lacrosse Field.
1 regulation size lighted Football/Field Hockey Field.
2 lighted Basketball Courts
5 lighted Tennis Courts
1 Concession/ Restroom/Storage Building
2 Dog Parks w/restrooms
Bocce Court area
Approx. 1.5 miles of trails through the conservation area.
Parking for 170+ cars.
Storm Water control measures to lessen the existing impact downstream.
Based on the 2018 Estimated Construction numbers (14 million at 3.5% over 20 years), on a tax override vote, the Debt service for the 2018 project cost would add 18 cents to the residential property tax rate. That translates to an annual increase of $85 for an average resident home value of $470K-$475K for the average tax bill or a quarterly increase of $21.25
Public Informational Meeting
On Monday January 29th an informational meeting on the Manor Fields will be held at the Dedham Middle School at 7pm. this will consist of a short presentation on the plan ,cost and need. Questions will be welcome.
On Monday February 5th a special town meeting will be held to decide if the Manor Fields Project Funding should be placed on the April Town election ballot.
Master Plan Documents can be found in left hand navigation menu