Originally purchased by the Town in 1988, Drummer Boy is our most visible public park and a vital community asset. In 1995, the Town developed a Master Plan that has informed our overall approach to the property since. Twenty five years later, Drummer Boy Park continues to provide diverse active and passive recreational uses for countless residents and visitors. This summer, the Town received state grant funding for the costs associated with completing a comprehensive update of this Master Plan. With these funds, the Town hired a consultant to review the park’s condition and use, develop plans and designs for expanded or alternative uses, estimate costs and funding plans for such plans, and conduct public outreach regarding future development of the park.
To help shepherd this important work, the Select Board is assembling an hoc Drummer Boy Park Advisory Committee to evaluate existing and potential future use of the Drummer Boy Park property. The committee and consultant will develop and present recommendations for a new Master Plan by next summer that, once approved, will guide future strategic planning of park operations and capital investments.
The committee will be comprised of five (5) members, including:
- One (1) representative from each of the following committees: Recreation Commission & Natural Resources Commission
- Three (3) Brewster citizens at large
Given their proximity to the park and investment in its future use, representatives from the Brewster Historical Society, Brewster Conservation Trust, and Museum of Natural History will also be invited to attend the committee’s meetings on a regular basis.
In addition, support will be provided to the committee by Town staff in an ex officio capacity from the following departments:
- Department of Natural Resources
- Council on Aging
- Recreation Department
- Town Administrator’s Office
Please submit letters of interest to Robin Young in the Town Administrator’s Office at email@example.com by Monday October 26.