Progress on Cadilac Paint Park
In 2017, Ashland residents voted during the Special Town Meeting to take the former Cadilac Paint property by eminent domain and to remove the buildings and finish the remediation of the site. In March 2018, demolition began to remove contaminants and replace them with clean soil.
More recently the old testing wells were safely removed and the Town will move forward with plans to convert this property into a public park.
Based on resident input, Town Engineer, Evan White has created plans for the park. It will consist of 3 acres of walkable trails, wildflower and pollinator garden, a new parking lot to accommodate 6 vehicles and a crosswalk so that residents in surrounding neighborhoods may access the park safely.
This is being built for passive recreation, a nice spot to take a short walk and enjoy some bird watching.
The town has posted a Request for Proposals for contractors for the site work and to create safe, ADA accessible paths for all to enjoy. The full construction of this area will begin spring 2023 in the hopes that people will be enjoying this site in the summer and for many years to come.
A volunteer group will be established in the coming months to help with removal of invasive plants and will help to plan the wildflower garden to come. If you are interested on being a part of volunteer group email Beth at [email protected].