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Posted on: November 13, 2019

East Park Update

On November 8, 2019, following notification of elevated polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in existing monitoring wells adjacent to East Park, 90 Oak Street the Town of Natick closed all of East Park. 

Today, after consultation with the Town’s licensed site professional (LSP) we are able to open the upper portion of East Park for public use from dawn to dusk.  Specifically, this means that the play structures, court, and multi-purpose areas may be used. 

Please note the entire baseball field and sloped area behind the backstop remains closed to the public.  We anticipate having more information to share on these areas the week of November 18, 2019. 

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during this inconvenience.  The Town is planning to hold a community meeting to discuss public health questions regarding PCBs and this particular site in the coming weeks. We will continue to share information on this web page and our social media platforms as further specifics are determined.

More detailed information regarding PCBs can be found https://www.epa.gov/pcbs/learn-about-polychlorinated-biphenyls-pcbs.  Questions or concerns regarding this particular site should be directed to the Town of Natick’s Department of Public Health at 508.647.6460 or health@natickma.org.


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