Project begins in November 2021 in the parking lot at 58 Lincoln Street. Construction will pause over the winter before it is completed in 2022.
Week of 10/11/2021
Hand-carry Boat Launch is located at 58 Lincoln Street (behind the Four-Season Rink + Court). This project is intended to improve access to the Presumpscot River for canoes + kayaks (not motorized or trailered boats). The project will also address:
- Modernization of the on-site parking lot at this unique park, which includes ADA compliance + drainage.
- Erosion + sedimentation from the parking lot + access driveway down to the River.
- Stabilization of the riverbank with a robust planting plan once goats have cleared invasive species + other dense vegetation.
Reconstruction of the parking lot at 58 Lincoln Street may interrupt traffic in this area in late 2021 + early 2022.
Goats, provided by ecoScapeGoats, will be brought into the park for two weeks in July 2021 + two weeks in August 2021 to combat invasive species within the shoreland zone.
Once the parking lot is reconstructed, there will be 2 ADA-compliant spaces + 13 regular parking spaces. On-street parking is also available along Lincoln Street where indicated by street signs.
Pedestrian + Bus (Metro) Disruption
Pedestrians + users of the Hand-Carry Boat Launch and the Four-Season Rink + Court should follow pedestrian access signs to avoid entering active construction zones.