Waldoboro Facility Challenges
The Waldoboro Community Project
- Our current infrastructure does not meet the recreational needs of our town. Waldoboro severely lacks the facilities to effectively keep up with the demand for recreational activities. These limitations reduce important health and fitness benefits for the community.
- The Town's lone Little League field cannot support a full baseball/softball program of over 200 boys and girls. Teams must use unimproved areas for practice to keep the field open for boys' and girls' Little League games. Scheduling does not allow the Little League's Minor League and T-ball teams to use the field.
- The limited field availability typically shortens games and reduces the fitness and confidence building benefits of team sports.
- The majority of the town roads do not have sidewalks. The sidewalks that do exist are in the hilliest part of town causing most walkers and joggers to use their local roads with limited shoulders, putting both pedestrians and drivers at risk.
- Currently, all school gym facilities are 100% booked. In the winter, there are over 30 local teams competing for gym time. Youth basketball teams are limited to only one practice per week and often must practice and play games out of town.
- Waldoboro's tennis courts were built over 30 years ago and have served the community well beyond their useful design life. The gravel base beneath the courts has begun to fail causing major cracks in the playing surface.
- There are no public facilities available to support adult recreation programs. The town is unable to offer additional programming due to the shortage of space.
The time has come to commit to implementing a phased development plan to meet the social and recreational needs of all our community.