Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park

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Notice – Pond Issue

May 25th, 2021

Please do not let your dog(s) drink from or swim in Hills Pond as there may be a bacterial contamination. Fishing also not advisable. Sixteen dead fish were found in the pond this morning (5/24/21). Water testing has been requested.

 

Mother’s Day Swans

Three swans flew arrived at Hill’s pond on Mother’s Day, 5/9/2021. Below is a picture of two of them sitting on a floating island.

 

Menotomy Rocks Park Playground Relocation

April 2021 – The Town of Arlington has hired a consulting firm to review safety and accessibility issues for all playgrounds in Arlington. The playground in Menotomy Rocks Park has come up short in a number of areas and the Parks & Recreation Commission plans to re-locate and build a new playground, probably within the next year or so when funding becomes available.

Some of the issues for the current Park playground include:

  • Tree roots impinging on part of the path to the playground from the main pathway make handicap accessibility difficult.
  • The tree in the middle of the playground is hazardous because of the possibility of limbs breaking off and falling.
  • The structures are too close together and do not meet the current spacing The equipment was found to be in “very poor” condition.

The Parks & Recreation Department plans to hold public meetings to allow for citizen input about a new playground and its location.

According to US regulations about playground safety, https://cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/325.pdf, sun exposure is a hazard; providing a shaded area or a nearby shaded area is recommended. Locations near roads with traffic or near bodies of water are not recommended. Things to think about as you stroll around the Park.

Tai Chi for Strength and Balance (2021)

Please join us for a fun workout at Menotomy Rocks Park at the Jason Street Field sponsored by the Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park through the auspices of the Arlington Recreation Department. Classes will be taught by JOSHUA GRANT and will be held on:

SATURDAY mornings from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
starting MAY 1st and continuing through JUNE 26th    
(no class on May 29th)

Classes are FREE
Registration: www.arlingtonrec.com or register at any class

In any setting, TAI CHI can help to refocus your energy, rejuvenate your body, and ease your mind. But to do tai chi in the fresh morning air at a cul-de-sac in Menotomy Rocks Park is an experience not to be missed!

Instructor Joshua Grant is a well-known martial artist and has over 35 years of experience. He has been a member of national Tai Ji teams and been a gold medalist. He is the owner of Back Bay’s Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute as well as the author of “Tai Chi for Wimps” and an instructional video series.

Spooky Walk 2018

Sunday, October 28, 6:00-7:30pm

Spooooky Walk is coming! When darkness descends on Sunday October 28, put the kids in the costumes and head over to Menotomy Rocks Park. You’ll see spine-tingling stations along the candle-lit path around the pond, and   finish up with donuts on the Jason Street field. Entrance will be at the Jason Street gate, and please bring a flashlight.

Tai Chi for Strength and Balance

SATURDAY mornings from 9:15– 10:15 a.m. starting MAY 6th, 2017 and continuing through JUNE 24th, 2017

Classes are FREE, sponsored by Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park

Registration: www.arlingtonrec.com or register at any class

In any setting, TAI CHI can help to refocus your energy, rejuvenate your body, and ease your mind. But to do tai chi in the fresh morning air at a cul-de-sac in Menotomy Rocks Park is an experience not to be missed!

Instructor Joshua Grant is a well-known martial artist and has over 35 years of experience. He has been a member of national Tai Ji teams and been a gold medalist. He is the owner of Back Bay’s Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute as well as the author of “Tai Chi for Wimps” and an instructional video series.

VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

We hope you all had the opportunity to meet the Goatscaping crew, our summer park work volunteers.

We’ll be following up on the work our four “volunteers” accomplished by cutting back the woody brush that they didn’t tackle.

The two work areas will be the rear perimeter of the back field and the perimeter of Centennial Grove nearest the Churchill Ave. entrance.

The weather is predicted to be in the 50’s & 60’s. Please wear work gloves, long pants — and sturdy shoes/rubber boots. Loppers, saws and pruning shears would be helpful, if you have them.

~~~~~~Rain date: Sunday 10/23 10 am to noon~~~~~~

Tai Chi for Strength and Balance

SATURDAY mornings from 9:15– 10:15 a.m. starting MAY 7th, 2016 and continuing through JUNE 25th, 2016

Classes are FREE

Registration: www.arlingtonrec.com or register at any class

In any setting, TAI CHI can help to refocus your energy, rejuvenate your body, and ease your mind. But to do tai chi in the fresh morning air at a cul-de-sac in Menotomy Rocks Park is an experience not to be missed!

Instructor Joshua Grant is a well-known martial artist and has over 35 years of experience. He has been a member of national Tai Ji teams and been a gold medalist. He is the owner of Back Bay’s Boston Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute as well as the author of “Tai Chi for Wimps” and an instructional video series.