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Public reaction shows change in design of Mystic boathouse needed
November 9, 2018 ... MYSTIC — Those working on the park and boathouse, which will be both a community rowing facility and the future home of the Stonington High School crew team, say they are open to possibly modifying the design.


Boathouse Park design wins applause in Mystic, but Route 27 parking is a concern
October 14, 2018 ... MYSTIC — Audience reactions to the Mystic River Boathouse Park master plan and the Hart Perry Boathouse conceptual design were positive at a gathering last week when the plans were unveiled at Latitude 41 Restaurant, just south of the 1.5-acre park on Greenmanville Ave.

Mystic River Boathouse Park plans unveiled
October 11, 2018 ... Mystic — The master plan for the $2.2 million Mystic River Boathouse Park and artist renderings of its $2.5 million Hart Perry Boathouse show a two-story structure — with an “elaborate skin” inspired by computer modeling the stroke patterns of rowers — sitting on the 1.5-acre park with docks, a large lawn and a boardwalk.

As public grows impatient, Boathouse Park committee prepares to share more details of development
September 15, 2018 ... MYSTIC — A public presentation of the Mystic River Boathouse Park design will be given Oct. 11 at Latitude 41, 105 Greenmanville Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. A second presentation will be also made in Pawcatuck at a time and place to be announced.

Mystic River Boathouse Park provides practice grounds for high school rowers, despite slow trajectory of project
September 10, 2018 ... MYSTIC — Looking out at the Mystic River under darkening clouds on Friday, Stonington High School’s boys crew team raced against the clock on portable rowing machines set up on the grass at the future Mystic River Boathouse Park.  

Stonington making gradual progress on boathouse park
September 4, 2018 ... Mystic — Almost two years after Stonington residents approved $2.2 million in bonding to create the Mystic River Boathouse Park, the committee overseeing the work now has approved a conceptual design and First Selectman Rob Simmons said Tuesday he expects to be able to open the park next year.

Committee selects firm to design boathouse at Mystic River Boathouse Park
April 22, 2018 ... MYSTIC — The Friends of Stonington Crew Boathouse Committee has selected an architectural firm to design the boathouse planned for the Mystic River Boathouse Park.

Almost two dozen firms seek to design boathouse in new Mystic Park
March 7, 2018 ... MYSTIC — Twenty-three architectural firms, from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have submitted proposals to design the Hart Perry Boathouse at the proposed Mystic River Boathouse Park on Route 27.


Architects tour site of Mystic boathouse park; bids due Feb. 21
February 9, 2018 ... STONINGTON — On a chilly morning, about 30 architects toured the site of the future Mystic River Boathouse Park on Friday. They were responding to the Town of Stonington’s Request for Qualifications, part of the process of hiring an architect for the $2.2 million Hart Perry Boathouse, which was sent out last month. Sealed bids are due on Feb. 21.

Living Shorelines concept to aid in design of Mystic River Boathouse Park
February 7, 2018 ... STONINGTON — The Mystic River Boathouse Park project will receive free help in designing eco-friendly coastal resilience features from the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation at the UConn Avery Point Campus.

Group raises $325k toward rowing center at Mystic River Boathouse Park
November 3, 2017 ... In just three months of fundraising, the Friends of Stonington Crew has raised $325,000 toward the $2.5 million it needs to construct the Hart Perry Community Rowing Center in the proposed Mystic River Boathouse Park

T he Power of Hart - Hart Perry Community Rowing Center Captial Campaign Kickoff
Sep 21, 2017 ... Goran Buckhorn's post on the Hear the Boat Sing blog is a nice recap of the capital campaign kickoff held on September 16. It is also a wonderful tribute to Hart Perry and a reminder of his vision for a rowing program on the Mystic River.

Mystic Boathouse Park forum set for Sept. 9; town prepared to move ...
Aug 7, 2017 ... While the master plan on Mystic River Boathouse Park is proceeding behind the scenes, a public presentation and forum is in the works for the project.

Design released for Mystic River Park center; capital campaign to ...
Aug 7, 2017 ... Michael O'Neill, who is vice chairman of the Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee and director of rowing for Friends of ...

Design unveiled, fundraising begins for Mystic boathouse project
August 6, 2017 ... The Friends of Stonington Crew has released renderings of the boathouse it plans to build in the proposed Mystic River Boathouse Park and says it has begun fundraising for the $2.5 million building project.

Local firm picked to lead Mystic River Boathouse Park project
Jun 12, 2017 ... After an extensive search, the Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend Kent + Frost, a landscape architecture firm located in Mystic, as the project’s master planner.

June 6, 2017 ... The Mystic River Boathouse Park Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend the town hire Kent + Frost of Mystic as the master planner for the $2.2 million project.

May 8, 2017 ... The Trust for Public Land blog post

February 28, 2017 ... Less than a month after the town bought the 1.5-acre site, Town Highway Department employees began work on it last week.

Stonington receives $200,000 state grant for Mystic River Boathouse Park
February 14, 2017 ... Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that the town will receive a $200,000 grant to assist with the cost of assessing and cleaning up contamination on the property slated to become the Mystic River Boathouse Park.

Mystic boathouse park moves forward
Jan 30, 2017 ... The town signed the purchase agreement for the Mystic River Boathouse Park Thursday morning and is now waiting on the property owner to sign the documents.

Mystic River Boathouse Park committee established
Jan 23, 2017 ... Voters approved the creation of a Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee and a two-year tax abatement for ...

Stonington selectmen OK agreement, form committee for boathouse park  
January 25, 2017 ... The Board of Selectmen on Wednesday approved an agreement between the town and Friends of Stonington Crew about the future development and operation of the Mystic River Boathouse Park. Selectmen also appointed the full members of the park committee.