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.


Firefighters Help Dry Out Playground in Time for Weekend

IMG_20170611_140219297The Patton Park playground should be dry soon thanks to the work of several members of the Hamilton Fire Department in recent days.

Fire Capt. Ray Brunet, firefighter Bob Wallace and firefighter Jared Dolan pumped out the excessive water in the park last Friday to help it dry out faster, according to Police Chief Russell Stevens.

They did it on Friday so that the entire playground was available for children during the weekend.

‘Dad’s Night Out’ Starts Friday at Patton Park

dads night out 2016061421532575_540_699_1_0A new group designed to connect fathers of young children will be meeting at Patton Park starting this Friday night, June 17.

The “Dad’s Night Out” event is being organized by the Early Childhood Partners of Hamilton-Wenham and Manchester and it is free and open to all.

Dads are invited to the event with their child or children, ages infant through 5-years-old, for a casual gathering. They are invited to bring toys, games and balls and a blanket for a picnic, if they wish, and they can all use the playground.

Separately, mothers are encouraged to gather and visit at the park.

The Dad’s Night Out will meet every other Friday evening through the summer at Patton Park from 5:15-6:45 p.m. In addition to this Friday, the other dates will be July 1, July 15, July 29 and Aug. 26.

To RSVP or for more information, call Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or email at