THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK THE SURVEY!!
As you can see "Outdoor Playground/Event Space" got the highest vote at 49% "Traditional Green at 34%. This represents 83% of respondents wanting an outdoor space to come and enjoy.
While not a formal scientific survey, it does provide some guidance.
Below is a visualization that was done in 2013 when the new fire/police complex was proposed.
This is not a formal plan in front of the Select Board or DRB, it is only meant as an illustration to give ideas of what is possible.
There is a playground just behind the police station and a 'stage' located in the lower right.
It has a prominent sightline from the 116 intersection to view into the space, artwork and the stage. Further, the old police station building adding buffer from the road.
Plenty parking on street and leveraging the lot behind the Fire Department which is envisioned as a park and ride.
"Traditional Green" was a solid second in the survey, there is no reason a Gazebo could replace the stage and the walkways and art are part of the plan.
Plenty of space for kids to throw a frisbee, kick a ball or just enjoy the day. Further, in the very lower right behind the fire department parking lot, you could incorporate courts if so wanted.
I hope this invokes thought in people and generate ideas of what this space could be that we can all be proud of and enjoy.