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Hope Davey & Ice Center Area Parks Study

The purpose of this study is to prepare master plans for multi-use recreation and natural resource management for two parks, Hope Davey Park and the public lands in vicinity of the Ice Center of Washington West where heavily used, developed, and un-developed recreation facilities already exist. The purpose of this study is also to inventory the recreation and natural resources of these two park areas and make recommendations for future active and passive recreation facilities, conservation of the natural resources, and overall management of the properties by the Town.  The intention of the study is to be fully inclusive of all people participating in, interested in, and impacted by these two park areas.  The overall goal of the study is to examine how to balance the development and operation of active and passive recreation uses and facilities with the natural and cultural resources of these two park areas and their vicinities.  

The Town has contracted with the SE Group from Burlington, Vermont to carry out the study.  They are a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with extensive experience in park planning and design.  The Town formed a Steering Committee for the project that is comprised of municipal staff and representatives from the Town of Waterbury Recreation Committee, the various recreation organizations that use both parks and are interested in managing existing and developing additional recreation facilities, and the neighborhoods adjacent to the parks.

The following documents have been developed for the study.  If you have questions or need additional information about the study please contact Steve Lotspeich, the Chair of the Steering Committee, by phone at 802-244-1012 or via e-mail at slotspeich@