As we enter our second year, it is a time for great hope. The park’s ecology is on an upward trajectory, and more people are visiting the park to enjoy nature. FOBP is looking forward to a collaboration with the town to continue to improve the park and offer more programs. To this end, we have prepared a three year plan.
Some of the goals in our plan include:
We have many more ideas on how to serve the community while preserving nature. For example, we could offer a Little Library Nature Book Share, senior nature walks, photography, music in the park, yoga/pilates and so much more. Much depends upon expressed needs in the community and volunteers to make it happen.
FOBP has ambitious goals that can only be accomplished in full partnership with the town and with the support and volunteerism of our “Friends.” We look forward to a close collaboration with the town and our community at large to restore Brightwood Park to a healthy and beautiful biodiverse ecosystem.
Ultimately, Brightwood Park’s future depends upon us. I guess in the same vein, our future depends upon our ability to protect and preserve biodiversity in parks such as Brightwood. Considering the goals of the recent climate summit, preservation of this open space is particularly timely.
John Linderman, Tom Mann, Nicole Chartrain, Denise Ricci
Brightwood Park is on the North end of Prospect Street. Go past Franklin School and look for the entrance on the left.