In November 2021, in coordination with the Department of Environmental Services (DES), the process of testing the site of Riverfront Park began. (For anyone new to this, Riverfront Park is the home site of the Lin-Wood Skate Park.) A series of test pits were dug over the winter and the contents of those pits were examined for contamination or items that will hinder development of the park.
Fast forward to August 2022.
According to minutes from the August 15, Board of Selectman meeting, “Phase 1 can proceed”. This is fantastic news. Phase 1 of Riverfront Park includes the skate park, along with parking spaces, and a boat launch. (Page 3-4 of meeting minutes)
In those meeting minutes, you will see that contaminates were found, on the site. However, those impact the development of Phase 2 of Riverfront Park. Grants to help clean-up that area is a viable option and appears that the Town will pursue.
What this means for the park: The site of the skate park is OK to build on.