The idea behind this site is to share information with anyone in the Newburyport community who would like to be involved in helping improve Atwood Park. Currently the park has problems with dog waste and also just general maintenance. Many of us in the South End have either small yards or none at all and count on having the park as a clean and safe place for our kids to play.
I will keep this site updated with the latest news regarding the park whether it's local news or an announcement about the next kids' movie in the park. If you're web saavy and would like to volunteer to assist me in doing this, any help would certainly be appreciated.
During the past year, I've found that the way to maximize community involvement is by using an email list for communications rather than this website. I will continue to update this site periodically, but if you want to see everything going on as it happens, please subscribe to the email list at
Last week, I was contacted by Lise Reid, the Newburyport Parks' administrator to let me know she wanted to organize events at parks around the city in order to celebrate national...
Park Cleanup 2012Last Updated on 2012-04-22 at 22:38
So spring is upon us which means things are starting to happen again. Most of the discussion, as usual, happens via our googlegroups email distribution list. I wish... More »
Park cleanup dayLast Updated on 2011-07-19 at 18:22April 16, 2011 was Newburyport's park clean up day. We had a pretty decent turnout to clean up Atwood Park. It didn't really look all that unclean to start with since we all... More »
Atwood Park soil sample results from U MassLast Updated on 2011-07-19 at 17:35In mid April, I collected a soil sample from the park and had it sent off to UMass for analysis to determine the best way to treat the park to improve the grass that is already... More »