Watertown’s Capital Plan Includes School, Park and Street Repair Projects


Watertown’s plan for major projects and purchases includes funding for the school building projects, improvements to parks, upgrades of fire stations and street and sidewalk repairs.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2021-25 Capital Improvement Plan was released this week, and discussions of the projects begin this coming week.

One of the largest expenditures on the five-year spending plan is $295 million on the rebuilding and renovation of Watertown’s three elementary schools and Watertown High School.

Numerous parks have improvement projects in the plan. The most significant is the $3 million renovation of the Victory Field Track and Courts. In addition, there is $950,00 of improvements to Casey Park, $900,000 for lights and scoreboard upgrades at Filippello Park, and $900,000 for court and lights improvements at Moxley Field.

The Capital Improvement Plan also includes $2.5 million for street and sidewalk repairs, plus an additional $1.5 million for repairs of connector roads and longer streets.

Among the proposed that do not yet have a funding source are the renovation/reuse of the former Police Station and the North Branch Library.

The Town Council’s Budget and Fiscal Oversight Committee will be discussing the Capital Improvement Plan at a meeting on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at Town Hall, 149 Main St.

See the entire Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan by clicking here.

5 thoughts on “Watertown’s Capital Plan Includes School, Park and Street Repair Projects

  1. Moxley is the forgotten field. Full size baseball field, full size soccer field, basketball and tennis courts and a youth playground. It’s neglected and deserves a makeover. Precious open space in full sun. I love this field.

  2. As anybody who has ever gone to the Fair-on-the-Square will probably know, there are no sidewalks along many areas of Winter St. It’s been this way for a 1/2 century or more.
    Every other road in the area has gotten new sidewalks. Some even 3 or more times.
    The sidewalks on many areas of Fayette St. are also in a non existent condition as well.
    Then there is the fact that Fayette St, was raised up 6″ or more between Pearl St. and Whites Ave. and this has caused the sidewalks along one side to no be at or below the roadway. This area needs to be regraded back down so we can have our sidewalks back above the road level again. Why are people always blind to this area? Right between 2 schools and right behind the library and town hall. Seriously.

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