After 41 years at , the Parks & Recreation Department has finally settled in at its new location in Newton Corner.
The new office is located at the Chaffin Estate (also known as the former Newton Corner Library) at 124 Vernon St. .
Following the move, Parks & Recreation Department Commissioner Robert DeRubeis sent a letter last week to the department's former neighbors on Crescent Street, thanking them for their "hospitality" over the last four decades.
"Your hospitality always made us feel welcome; we will surely miss our friends and neighbors in Auburndale," DeRubeis says in his letter.
To read DeRubeis' full letter, click the .pdf to the right.
DeRubeis says in his letter that a Joint Advisory Planning Group (JAPG) will be formed in the coming weeks and will be tasked with discussing future plans for the Crescent Street building. , the members of the group will be appointed by the mayor and Board of Aldermen.
In the meantime, the former Crescent Street office will be winterized, DeRubeis explains, and the maintenance division will remain in the garage behind the old office. The maintenance division will eventually move over to the building on Eliot Street where the DPW and Public Buildings Department currently reside.
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