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Chaplin Community Park

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Area: 111 acres

Chaplin Community Park is one of the Island's largest and most diverse parks. It provides a lot of active and passive recreation opportunities for residents and visitors to the Island.

The Town purchased land for the park in 1995 and it opened in 2001. Today, many of these features are getting old and there are a lot of new ideas for how the open space in the park can be used for other things.

This park is located in the Chaplin Historic Neighborhood on the Island, connects to the Burkes Beach parking and access, and is next to many acres of wetlands.

Current Amenities

  • public tennis complex with six courts
  • three multipurpose sports fields with lighting, one with baseball/softball field
  • a hybrid basketball/pickleball pad
  • extensive multi-purpose pathways
  • dog park
  • picnic pavilions
  • one playground
  • beach parking
  • outdoor showers
  • concessions
  • two restroom facilities

Master Plan Recommendations

  • develop a new master plan for the park
  • include synthetic turf field/s for sports
  • include natural turf field/s for sports and passive use
  • include two new bathrooms buildings
  • rebuild the tennis facility
  • add a pickleball facility
  • include a new, inclusive playground with pour-in-place safety surface
  • consider overall parking and circulation redevelopment

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