Mattapoisett's Holy Ghost grounds have been in a holding pattern for years. There have been many plans brainstormed for the nearly 8 acres of land, but just as many plans have fallen apart.

Back in the day, this was the site of clam boils and Portuguese feasts, miniature versions of the annual feast in New Bedford.

The town acquired the land in 2016, but the only real change to the land is the addition of some restrooms built using materials bought by the town and free student labor from Old Colony.

Over the past year, the town has drawn up a timeline to revive the grounds and get people using the site again for different recreational purposes.

Michael Rock/Townsquare Media
Michael Rock/Townsquare Media

Mattapoisett has created a survey to take the public's pulse about what people want to see at the grounds. The survey can be taken by clicking here.

A few of the ideas for the site are:

  • Pickleball court
  • Playground area
  • Picnic area
  • Walking loop
  • Dog park
  • Basketball courts
  • Fitness trail
  • Amphitheater
  • Rentable function rooms

The survey also has a blank entry where respondents can suggest ideas that are not listed.

The survey was published this week and will remain open until Sept.15.

A Holy Ghost grounds committee has been formed to push the project forward.  It includes members of the town's planning board, recreation department, capital planning, council on aging and an advocate for the proposed dog park.

Hard copies of the survey are being made available at Mattapoisett Town Hall.

Michael Rock/Townsquare Media
Michael Rock/Townsquare Media

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