New Mansfield School Construction Site Updates
The Town of Mansfield is preparing for construction to begin at the site of the new elementary school, behind the existing Southeast School at 134 Warrenville Road (Rte. 89) with installation of the construction fencing starting the week of June 7. Town residents and visitors to Southeast Park and the Mansfield Hollow Park trails should be aware of some changes to accessing these parks and the parking lot.
In preparation for stockpiling supplies, dropping trees and ensuring the safety of pedestrians, the construction fence is being installed. The park areas will be impacted:
- Baseball teams will have access to Field A and B, plus restrooms, storage and concessions. Batting cages will be relocated temporarily.
- The Southeast School playground will be off limits for public use as soon as school closes after June 17. This play equipment will be preserved, reinstalled and enhanced. The town has several other playgrounds for use throughout the summer, including the Mansfield Public Library close by, and at the Mansfield Community Center.
- Hikers accessing the trails to Mansfield Hollow State Park will be directed to a trail access point along the fencing just outside of the dirt road. Please watch for signage.
- Parking is available in the lot at Southeast Park, but cars may not be parked along the construction road or along the (rear) Field C fence.
“We know that this is a busy time of year at Southeast Park during baseball season, and that many recreational hikers access Mansfield Hollow State Park hiking trails from Southeast Park,” says Jay O’Keefe, Acting Director of Mansfield Parks & Recreation. “We are sorry that the construction fencing for the new school may cause some disruption in routine use of Southeast Park for this summer and the summer of 2022, including parking access. However, we are pleased to support the new school project and hope that our patrons will understand that safety is our top priority as construction of our new elementary school gets underway.”