The Colchester Parks & Recreation Department's most extensive on-going project is establishing and executing a Master Plan for the Bayside area of Colchester, which includes 3 parcels: the Upper Bayside Park area between West Lakeshore Drive, Blakely Road, and Laker Lane, the Lower Bayside Park area, bordered by Lakeshore Drive and Lake Champlain, and the Bayside-Hazelett area, between East Lakeshore and Blakely Road. These areas have been identified by both citizens and Town administration as having the highest potential to support and sustain recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The final phase of the Master Plan includes the construction of a Community Center. Questions and comments about this project can be directed to Parks & Recreation Director Glen Cuttitta by email or at (802) 264-5641.
In early 2017, Colchester Parks & Recreation began working with Design Concepts, an open space consulting firm, to develop the Master Plan and build visual models to assist in the project's execution. In May 2017, representatives from Design Concepts visited Colchester and met with residents and the Select Board to begin determining the park's character, aesthetic, and amenities.
In October 2017, Design Concepts presented their progress to the Select Board at a Public Meeting. The discussion covered all three parcels of the Bayside area and included rendered views of the 3-dimensional study model illustrating various conceptual amenities. The Select Board her comments and suggestions from residents in attendance as well. View the presentation slides here: 10/10/17 Bayside Master Plan Presentation (large format PDF - may take a moment to download).
Questions and comments about this project can be directed to Parks & Recreation Director Glen Cuttitta by email or at (802) 264-5641.