The final Master Plan Report is now available - CLICK HERE
(Be aware the file is large and takes time to load)
Past Presentations and Meetings
Town Council Public Hearing: November 13, 2017
A final presentation of the Mount Hope Park Master Plan was conducted on November 13, 2017 to the Portsmouth Town Council for acceptance of the report and approval to seek funding for implementation of Phase 1 – Code Compliance and Site Opening through RIDEM’s 2018 Green Space Grant Program. Click on the ‘Workshop Presentation’ and ‘Workshop Information Boards’ links below to see what was presented.
Public Workshop: May 11, 2017
The second Public Workshop was held Thursday, May 11, 2017. A snapshot of resident’s input is provided below. Click on 'Workshop Summary' for full details on Resident’s input. Click on the 'Workshop Presentation' and 'Workshop Information Boards' links below to see what was presented.
Online Survey: The Results Are In
CLICK HERE for a summary of what you and your neighbors had to say. Thank you to everyone (119 responses) who participated in this survey.
Public Workshop: February 1
The first Public Workshop was held Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A snapshot of resident’s input is provided below. Click on 'Workshop Summary' for full details on Resident’s input. Click on the 'Workshop Presentation' and 'Workshop Information Boards' links below to see what was presented.
Question 1. What do participants feel are the major opportunities to be considered for the Master Plan? What new programs/facilities should the Town consider for the site?
- Parking limited, on east side of tracks only with temporary drop-off area - Group 1
- Park area for picnics and passive use- Group 2
- Gardens, native plants – Group 3
- Use of natural materials to enhance - Group 4
- History of the area - Group 5
- Park area for picnics and passive use – Group 1
- Kid/family/pet friendly – Group 2
- Dinghy dock – Group 3 (tie)
- Amenities (tables, chairs, and benches) – Group 3 (tie)
- Restrict the site to Portsmouth residents only (they’re the ones paying for it) – Group 3 (tie) and Group 5 (tie)
- Boat launch/boarding facility – Group 4
- Non-motorized crafts – Group 5 (tie)
- Beach access for all – Group 5 (tie)
- Trash containers (provided and emptied – Group 1
- History of the area – Group 2
- Music with a bandstand – Group 4 (tie)
- Floating dock – Group 4 (tie)
- Park area for picnics and passive use– Group 4 (tie)
Question 2: What do participants feel are the major challenges to be considered for the Master Plan? What are some of the existing concerns/issues right now at the site, as well as future concerns?
- Provide for temporary parking on east side of tracks, with drop-off – Group 1
- Enforcement of operating hours – Group 3
- Parking enforcement – Group 2, Group 4 (tie), and Group 5
- Retain shoreline access – Group 4 (tie)
- Security/safety – Group 4 (tie)
- Flexibility in use…ALT being willing to change use direction if serious issues arise – Group 5 (tie)
- Balance of uses/scale of use – Group 1 (tie)
- Maintain environmental aesthetics – Group 1 (tie)
- No bathrooms – Group 2
- Parking enforcement - Group 3
- Don’t want the Common to be used for parking/protect integrity and history – Group 2
- Traffic in neighborhood – Group 3
Question 3: Do you agree or disagree with the recommendations presented tonight for shoreline stabilization alternatives at the site? Please state reasons why/why not?...Agree/Disagree – no prioritization.
- Support for living shoreline (9)
- Agree…needs to be protected and made safe (6)
- Agree with repair of sea wall (5)