Kittery’s tax rate about to rise

Unless this dual project gets defeated, your tax rate is about to climb. The town claims that other bonds are coming to an end so no big deal but you should read between the lines. This project represents almost 12 to 14 percent of the Town’s municipal budget. Kittery residents cannot afford to have its Town government keep spending and spending.

The town manager who lives in Massachusetts needs to stop this needless spending. Then to top it all off, it’s scheduled for a town vote in June. June where the few hundred voters who seem to give a darn, show up to vote and most everything passes. Why is this not in November when it will be packed by voters voting for Trump and Biden. Don’t be fooled by the timing or scheduling of these town votes. This is well choreographed and orchestrated to pass. Read the proposals and start paying attention. Only about 40 people showed up to the last public event regarding this project. I for one have had enough and will vote no. Kittery can’t afford this. Take the survey in this attached link and let your voices be heard. Either way you feel, this needs to be in the public and voted during the regular election so Kittery is represented as a whole and not the few who perform civic duties in June.

https://www.kitteryme.gov/projects/news/recreation-all

Recreation For All

POSTED ON: FEBRUARY 14, 2024 – 2:48PM

Images of people recreating in different forms

The Town of Kittery is working collaboratively with the Kittery Athletics & Field Committee and the Kittery Community Center Board of Directors to provide community members with improved active recreation, passive recreation and athletic spaces throughout town.

Now it’s up to you to share your funding priorities to help guide the next steps.

Revitalization of Memorial Field

The Town of Kittery Youth Athletic Committee are working with engineers to develop a concept plan to improve Memorial Field.  The plan will help establish the most beneficial layout for fields and support spaces and address the growing needs of the site by incorporating a mix of turf and natural grass to support youth sports year-round.

Kittery Community Center Campus Master Plan

The Town of Kittery is developing a Campus Master Plan for the Kittery Community Center.  The plan will establish the most beneficial layout for passive and active recreation space, adequate parking and site circulation. 

The Campus Master Plan will help the KCC and Town plan for future capital investment in its outdoor spaces and amenities to support the strategic goals of the KCC and address the growing demands on the site. The Master Plan will help the Town invest wisely, by providing a comprehensive site layout and a phasing approach that maximizes the use of each outdoor component. The master plan will also support grant applications and fundraising for implementation.

Creating Recreation For All

The plans developed include concepts and ideas for both sites to improve and increase community usage, parking and flow, materials, amenities and more.  To view/download the Recreation For All informational flyers below, please click here.

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Now it’s up to YOU to provide input and feedback on where your funding priorities lie for these concepts.

Share Your Funding Priorities

To help us understand your funding priorities for this project and guide next steps, please take the Recreation For All Survey.  The one (1) question survey should take 10 minutes or less to complete.  Please read through each page in the survey to get an overview of the project highlights, phases and cost options, before answering the survey question.

To take the survey, please click here or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/recreation-all.

Upcoming Recreation For All Public Meetings

Join us at one of our upcoming Recreation For All public meetings to learn more about the project and share which features and designs matter most to you.

  • February 27, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the Traip Academy Library, located at 12 Williams Ave in Kittery.
  • February 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the Kittery Community Center Star Theatre, located at 120 Rogers Road in Kittery.

Recreation For All


Project Updates

Memorial Field Assessment & Master Plan – January 19, 2024

To view/download the Memorial Field Assessment & Master Plan, please click here.

Memorial Field Public Input Session – September 18, 2023

The Town of Kittery held a Public Input Session on September 18, 2023 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers and Zoom.  The meeting was an opportunity to learn about the project, see the proposed layout designs and provide public feedback.

  • To watch the September 18, 2023 Public Input Session meeting video, please click here.
  • To download/view the meeting presentation slides, please click here.
Kittery Community Center Master Plan Final Report – May 15, 2023

To view or download the Kittery Community Center Master Plan Final Report, please click here.

Kittery Community Center Master Plan Public Input Session – April 12, 2023

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, the Town of Kittery hosted the KCC Master Plan Public Input Session in Council Chambers and Zoom.  The event provided an opportunity for the public to learn about the plan, see the proposed design layout and provide feedback.