Playground to be Closed Thursday for Safety Improvement Work

patton park playgroundThe Patton Park playground will be closed on Thursday while a new coat of safety chips are spread around the play structures.

A large delivery of engineered wood fiber safety surfacing is expected at the playground on Thursday, July 6, according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

That will mean that playground will be closed to the public all day while Hamilton Department of Public Works workers spread the chips at the playground. The playground is expected to reopen on Friday.

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Pool Memberships Now For Sale Online Too

pool-newPool membership registrations are now being accepted online, according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Anyone who buys a membership online for the Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will need to make arrangements to pick up the pool pass at the Recreation Department office. Pool passes will not be mailed. Pool memberships are only available to residents of Hamilton and Wenham.

Pool registration is also available during regular hours at the Recreation Department office, which is next to Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, at 16 Union St. in Hamilton.

Each person in the membership will receive a pass that will be scanned in at the pool at each your visit. Guest passes are also now available for sale and can be purchased online or at the Rec office.

Anyone with problems registering online can call the Rec office at 978-468-2178.

Swim team registration is also open and is available online. There is a discounted rate for swim team members who are part of a pool membership.

Registration for swim lessons are also available online.  Swim lessons and the swim team are both available to non-residents.

Membership prices range from $55 for an individual senior membership to $180 for a family membership. The pool is scheduled to open on June 10.

Hamilton Town Hall, Rec Department Closed Tuesday, Trash Pickup to be Delayed This Week

snow closeHamilton Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, according to Town Manager Michael Lombardo.

Town Hall will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15.

The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation will also be closed on Tuesday and all department activities for the day are cancelled.

Trash pickup will also be delayed one day later this week. Pickup will run from Thursday through Saturday this week in Hamilton.

As a reminder, there will also be a parking ban in effect from 6 a.m. Tuesday through noon on Wednesday.

Turf Field Design Study to be Presented to Selectmen

field-1272313_1920The Hamilton Board of Selectmen will soon hear the findings of a design study that looked at the possibility of installing an artificial turf field at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School.

The presentation by Gale Associates is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the multi-purpose room at Buker Elementary School.

In addition to Hamilton Selectmen, the Wenham Board of Selectmen and Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Committee will also hear the results of the study, which was funded by money votes approved to come from the Community Preservation Act.

Reminder: Weaver Pond is ‘Skate at Your Own Risk’

IMG_20160108_075714647.jpgWeaver Pond at Patton Park has always been “skate at your own risk” and there are a few signs at the pond that state it.

But after a cold snap earlier this month and now some warmer temperatures, Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons reminds residents that the town government doesn’t inspect the ice to determine when it is safe to skate on.

Pool Open House Planned for Thursday Evening

veterans poolThe new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be on display during an open house on Thursday evening.

The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Committee invites everyone to take a look at the newly completed pool on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4-7 p.m.

The open house will provide residents a chance to visit the site and take a closer look at the pool, lifeguard offices, filtration room and bathhouse, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Timmons encourages residents to share word about the open houses with friends and neighbors.

Spring-Summer Recreation Catalog, Including Summer Park Programs, Available Now

recdepartmentHamilton-Wenham Recreation Department’s spring and summer brochure is now available electronically online.

Print copies will be distributed to students in the schools later next week, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

The spring-summer catalog includes the summer park programs. Online registration is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. In-person registration is available during Recreation Department hours, which include evening hours until 7 p.m. on Mondays. The Recreation Department encourages residents to sign-up early so that programs don’t face the possibility of cancellation due to low enrollment.