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Trail Amenities
What kinds of trail amenities would make walking, biking, running, etc. more accessible and enjoyable along our proposed River Walk Pathway?
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Roof top amenities to take advantage of both the waterfront and the activities happening in the amp a theatre would be great.

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Is there anything else you’d like to add about how we can make the new public parks and trails community-focused?

Mimic Boston’s “Lawn on D” park. Have concession stands that serve food, Beverages and alcoholic beverages. Provide restrooms. Have a portion of it under a roof where you can hang TV’s and watch sports... Read more...

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Is there anything else you’d like to add about how we can make the new public parks and trails community-focused?

It would be nice if the playground was inclusive for kids in wheelchairs. The City is making great strides with inclusion but needs to include our children that do not get included in the Cities recreation... Read more...

FYI- the City just added some wheelchair-accessible playground elements right across the River at the Moody School playground, which is open to the public during non-school hours.

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Is there anything else you’d like to add about how we can make the new public parks and trails community-focused?

Public art always helps elevate a space. Would love to see something interactive with lights and sounds. Also would love to see a different kind of playground for kids. Maybe something with more natural... Read more...

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Have you used the Bradford Rail Trail? How might this trail be improved or expanded to enhance its use and connectivity to the neighborhood and the Downtown Haverhill area.

Yes, I’ve walked it several times with my toddler. It definitely needs to feel safer - better lighting, large parking areas and better access points. It feels extra creepy to have to go behind a liquor... Read more...

Katrina - Thanks for being so detailed. This is great feedback. Some of which we have also heard from others. I agree that the accessibility and wayfinding signage is easily fixed - let's see what we can... Read more...

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Have you used the Bradford Rail Trail? How might this trail be improved or expanded to enhance its use and connectivity to the neighborhood and the Downtown Haverhill area.

Path should continue under the bridges along the river to the new development. Lighting and cameras for security.

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Is there anything else you’d like to add about how we can make the new public parks and trails community-focused?

Make sure that they're dog friendly. I take my Golden Retriever to the little park behind the parking area on Washington Street. We need bigger, cleaner and well kept after places to take dogs.

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What ideas should we consider for the new public waterfront park?

Skatepark

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What kinds of trail amenities would make walking, biking, running, etc. more accessible and enjoyable along our proposed River Walk Pathway?

A skatepark could definitely help the area the one in Haverhill at cashmen park is small and doesn’t have any ramps it would be nice to do something for the community with input from local riders.

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What kinds of trail amenities would make walking, biking, running, etc. more accessible and enjoyable along our proposed River Walk Pathway?

I think I skatepark should be put there because there isn’t one in bradford and the one at cashmans park isn’t really that fun for skateboarders so it could attract a lot of people from other towns if... Read more...

Hi Jake! A number of people have expressed a similar sentiment regarding the inclusion of a skate park. We'll be considering this as we continue with our development process.

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What kinds of trail amenities would make walking, biking, running, etc. more accessible and enjoyable along our proposed River Walk Pathway?

I’m hoping that the park will be bicyclist-friendly, especially with it being perfectly aligned with the rail trail. Maybe there could also be a small area for skateboarding? Thatd be pretty cool.

Thank you Timmy. We will take your suggestions into consideration as connectivity to the rail trail is a key item for us and we are working through how we can include walk/bike lanes, striping and better... Read more...

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Is there anything else you’d like to add about how we can make the new public parks and trails community-focused?

Please Mimic Boston’s “Lawn on D”. It gives all towns along the Haverhill Line to enjoy a day in Haverhill rather than Boston. Haverhill Citizens leave the city for entertainment, that needs to change.... Read more...

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What specific types of retail and restaurant offerings are missing on the Bradford side of the river?

Starbucks

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