Parks & Recreation Improvements
This will NOT be a new tax. This will be an extension of the current 1% sales and use tax that was originally presented and approved in 2005, and extended in 2013 by voters.
The proposal for Cabot's 1st Splash pad include 2,330 square feet of play environment that will encourage interaction. The pads have very little standing water, and will pump 175 gallons of water per minute. This offers a safe environment in which children can play without the risk of drowning. The entire outdoor area will be free to the public, however one of the long-term benefits is the revenue that comes to the area when visitors frequent our local stores, restaurants and shops.
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Sports fields with synthetic turf promote year-round activity on safe and resilient surfaces. The Cabot Parks and Recreation department is proposing to replace six baseball fields with new artificial turf. With dramatic environmental changes, the proposed fields will provide a stable and consistent playing surface keeping teams and children engaged. Increased activity helps reduce childhood obesity, promotes well-being, and improves athletic performance. In addition, artificial turf eliminates the use of potentially harmful pesticides and fertilizers while significantly decreasing maintenance costs.
□ AGAINST the issuance of Park and Recreational Improvement Bonds