Brunswick workshop to discuss plan for public park

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BRUNSWICK — A committee developing a master plan for a new recreation and conservation area will hold a public workshop next week to review the draft plan.

The plan is to to convert a former U.S. Navy transmitter site on Old Bath Road into a public space to be called the Capt. William A. Fitzgerald USN Recreation and Conservation Area.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 7-9 p.m. at the Emerson Fire Station,284 Bath Road.

The property was transferred to the town in 2011 as part of the Brunswick Naval Air Station decommissioning process.

“This property has been identified for many years as a location to potentially support both active recreation facility and the preservation of existing high value habitat and conservation area,” Recreation Department Director Tom Farrell said in a press release.

A committee including an abutter to the parcel, and two members each from the Town Council, Recreation Commission, and Conservation Commission has drafted a plan for recreation facilities, trails, open space management and proposed use regulations.

The public will have an opportunity to review the proposed master plan and offer comments, and to discuss concerns or issues about the proposal.