May 25, 2024

Recreation at Francis Farm

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Nearly two years after the Town of Rehoboth purchased Francis Farm, the site has become the social epicenter for the community.

A volleyball pit is now open and more activities are in the works, according to Selectman Rob Johnson.

A pickleball court will soon be up and running. A playground was planned, but a lack of funding has stalled that project temporarily. The old playground behind the Anawan School had been removed following the acquisition of the building and grounds by the Housing Authority.

Johnson said residents can use a basketball court, a horseshoe pit, and two bocce courts.

The Council on Aging is now at Francis Farm, three years after a devastating fire destroyed the Senior Center at 55 Bay State Road,

Voters at the May 2021 town meeting approved the purchase of the 47 acre property at a cost of $2.8 million. The building which had been used as a museum is now serving as the town’s new polling location. The “white building” is serving as the facility for health services and the Veterans Service Officer.

The building’s second floor is being used for meetings for town employees and various officials.

The Arcade is also being utilized by town officials for department head meetings.

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