Master Plan for Portsmouth's Prescott Park To Go Before City Council

Dec 16, 2016

A new master plan for Portsmouth’s Prescott Park will be presented to the city council on Monday.

The plan comes from a blue ribbon committee on Prescott Park formed by the city council last year. It calls for over 14 million dollars in upgrades to the park, including a new entrance, a new performance area, and improvements to prepare the park for the effects of climate change.

City Councilor Chris Dwyer is chair of the committee that authored the plan.

“That park is, as we’ve learned from many people, loved to death. It’s so well used. And very little has happened to it in 30, 40 years in terms of infrastructure improvements, etc.”

On Monday the plan will receive feedback from city councilors and members of the public.

A vote by the city council on whether to adopt the plan is expected by the end of January.

Councilor Dwyer hopes the improvements could be completed by 2023 when the city celebrates its 400 year anniversary.