An op-ed from Keith Jones about the restoration project was published in the Newton TAB on Wednesday, May 6, 2105 !
In 2004, when a group of Newton Corner neighbors successfully completed building the Underwood Elementary playground, someone suggested that we consider restoring the neglected bridge in Farlow Park. Thus began a 10-year proposal process to obtain Community Preservation Act funding to restore Newton's first park, originally known as Newton Common. After uncovering a natural resource for water to refill the intact pond basin, we forged this proposal forward with the promise of a new bridge.
In late 2013, our proposal went under review by Newton's Community Preservation Committee and was unanimously recommended for funding in mid-2014. Our task is to raise the remaining project funds not covered by the Newton's Community Preservation allocation. With the support of our friends and neighbors we hope to make our dream of an improved leisure park, pond and bridge a reality with our partner: Newton's Parks and Recreation Department.
The concept bridge design has been generously designed and donated by local architect and Vice President of the Friends of Farlow Park,
We have persevered under the unrelenting stewardship of 'Friends' President, Keith Jones. Please join our ranks by becoming a member of the Friends of Farlow Park.
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