Heads or Tails?

Heads or Tails?  White-tailed deer in Harrington Park, 2/11/18.

For more about these deer and winter in one of our beautiful parks: https://hpgreenteam.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/oh-deer-at-beechwood-forest-february-1-2014/

Thank you Pam Phinney for the photo!




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New recycling containers at Highland Field

Look for the new combined recycling & garbage containers at Highland Field! Thanks to a grant from Clean Communities, Harrington Park now has five attractive new containers at the edge of the parking lot, bordering the upper field and playground.  Mixed recyclables include:  glass or plastic bottles, steel or aluminum cans, and clean tinfoil, cardboard or paper > please recycle it! Anything else – especially paper/cardboard with food residue – please chuck it in the TRASH side. And thank you for keeping HP Clean & Green!

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Just breathe!

Just breathe! And breathe easy. Harrington Park public spaces are 100% smoke free.

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Christmas trees at the curb

Christmas is over…and what about the trees? 

The HP DPW truck makes the rounds in January – on MONDAYS, weather permitting, and the trees (balsams, firs, and pines) are chipped.  Some of these fragrant chips and needles are brought to the Harrington Park recycling center for resident use and the rest are brought to Norwood as HP does not have a storage space for wood chips. Approximately  1/3 of the households in Harrington Park leave a tree at the curb.

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Pondside Park Jan 4, 2018

The first SNOW DAY of 2018 for HP School! Cold and blustery outside – a nice day to relax inside. Or … to brave the elements and play in the snow!




A friend and I got to Pondside Park just before sunset, by snowshoes, and noticed footprints all around the pond and in the playground. Glad that someone had fun in this beautiful park today!

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Happy New Year! Skaters enjoying the first day of 2018 at George St Park!!

A Harrington Park tradition continues! For almost 30 years HP residents have enjoyed ice skating at George Street Park. Every year in mid December the fire department floods the large field. The rest is up to Mother Nature. Thanks to the low temperatures in the last weeks, the ice has been a big hit with adults and children over the winter holiday school break! These photographs were taken on 1/1/18 in the late afternoon, when it was 19’F out (without the wind chill). Several ice skaters and hockey players were out on the ice enjoying themselves and other people were looking on and cheering them on from the sides! The cold weather will continue, with no significant snow in the immediate future, so, if you plan to stop by, please remember there are no facilities or concessions at the park. Bundle up, perhaps pack a thermos of hot chocolate, and enjoy being outdoors on the ice in HP!



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Holiday lights on a snowy night – 12/15/17

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