Pictured above - "Before" conditions at the park
Improvements to Latham Park
The Town has contracted with East Coast Construction of Portsmouth, RI, and Wright-Pierce Engineering of Providence to design, permit and build improvements at Latham Park on Bullock Cove. Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2014. Funding is from a $75,000 RIDEM recreational improvement grant and $150,000 in local funds.
A summary of the work is below.
1. Shoreline Stabilization
The project will include repairs to the existing stone revetment protecting the northerly portion of Latham Park, where the existing parking lot and park facilities are located. A portion of the wall will be reconfigured to improve access to the shore. Measures will also be installed to stabilize the revetment, including adding geotextile underlayment above the stone where a new walkway will be constructed.
2. Park Improvements
Park improvements include the following:
- Construction of ADA-accessible walkways along the shore
- Install benches along the shore path
- Reconstruction of the parking lot to include additional pervious parking spaces
Revetment-Before: Erosion washed out ground behind stone
Revetment-After: Shoreline stablized with geotextile fabric (underneath stonedust walkway)
Construction of central island rain garden in parking lot.
Engraved stone in central island of parking lot.