We discussed the land purchase last night in the Infrastructure Committee, and it was a very enlightening discussion. The land will be paid for by money already in the bucket for the Parkway, which it connects nicely with. The land is actually an often used access point for Mine Falls, and cannot be used to build on as it is in the flood plain where we can’t build – by law.
The set aside area for the Dog Park would only be perhaps a quarter of the land or less. Listening to the discussion, you will understand the purchase far better than I could encapsulate it here.
Here is the document for the purchase agreement, and the Committee recommends its purchase for the full BOA’s final vote.
Here is the discussion https://youtu.be/cIA7pAzGhHk?t=279 beginning at 4:39