Fort Williams Park Master Plan
In 2003 the Master Plan was updated and it is the document that guides decisions made about the park. Tentative projects have been proposed and studied over a multi-year period. They include park-wide items like signage, stone wall and building preservation and maintenance of scenic vistas. The goals of the Master Plan are dependent upon a variety of financial resources, including town property taxes, grants, a gift shop and museum and privately raised funds through the Fort Williams Charitable Foundation.
Two projects have emerged as priorities for the park.
- An Arboretum: to protect and enhance the seascape beauty of the park, including removal of damaging invasive plants, preservation of open views and replacement of many of the elegant old trees that are dying or have already been lost.
- Battery Blair: to unearth and restore a buried portion of Battery Blair, the largest of the historic batteries at the fort, and opening the interior for public education and tours.
Click HERE to download a PDF copy of the new Master Plan for Fort Williams Park, produced by Land Use Consultants (LUC). (Note that this is a large file - 5.2 MBytes - and will be a very slow download without a cable connection or DSL.)
If you wish to review the much shorter Executive Summary of the new Master Plan, click HERE.
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