GRAFTON, Mass. — Full approval for the resurrected Grafton Super Park will be delayed until May's Town Meeting as questions about cost and fundraising are debated.
Super Park Study Committee Chairman Michael Scully told the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday that his group decided to not proceed with the full project at October Town Meeting until it has full plans — including a funding structure — in place. Residents will still be asked in October to approve funding from the Community Preservation Coalition to hire a landscape architect.
"We're not comfortable going forward if we're not certain about the numbers," Scully said.
The original Grafton Super Park was demolished to make way for the new Grafton High School. The new facility will be built at 25 Worcester St.
The vision for Super Park is a fully accessible structure, with ramps and adaptations for children of all abilities. The group has been working with Grafton's Commission on Disabilities to ensure it will be fully compliant with the Americans With Disability Act.
The Super Park Study Committee plans to incorporate fundraising into the project, Scully said. He hopes to work with Grafton's legislators to possibly find state or federal funding as well as create a revolving account for donations.
Public sessions on the park set for Sept. 25 and Oct. 9 are now canceled, Scully said.