Park Commission

Info about blue-green algae at Ashfield Lake (posted 6/29/23, revised 8/21/23)


  1. Prepare Belding Memorial Park Annual Budget.
  2. Oversee maintenance of the Belding Memorial Park
  3. Implement rules and regulations mandated per Massachusetts state law
  4. Direct the operation of the lake facility and beach
  5. Hire life guards and support personnel
  6. Purchase supplies
  7. Authorize payment of invoices
  8. Other duties include lay out plans and improve park, make rules for the use including a police force to act in such parks. The Park and Recreation Commission will define the powers and duties and do all acts needful for the proper execution of their powers and duties. The Park and Recreation Commission will have the power to conduct park programs and recreation activities at places other than such public parks.


Name Contact Term
Judy Haupt Chair 2025
Ricki Carroll   2026
Nate Russell   2026
Virginia Wiswell   2024
Vacant   2025


Meetings are scheduled as needed at Town Hall.  Notice is posted 72 hours prior to the date of the meeting.

Minutes & Agendas

Current and past minutes and agendas are found on the Commission’s "Minutes & Agenda" online folder. 

Documents & Forms

Employment Opportunities

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