New photos discovered! Jaycees construct the William V Hyland Roller Blade Hockey Rink – June, 2000

 

One of the Foxboro Jaycees most ambitious endeavors, EVER, and the skate park has served the youth of Foxboro (at this writing) for nearly 20 years.

 


 

 

 


From the original documents:

 

WILLIAM V. HYLAND MEMORIAL FUND
FACT FINDER REPORT

INTRODUCTION- THIS REPORT AND PROJECT RECOMMENDATION IS BEING SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AS THE RESULT OR RESEARCH. MEETINGS (PUBLIC AND PRIVATE) AND CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT WITH A GOLF FUND RAISER SINCE THE APRIL 1998
WHEN WE WERE APPOINTED TO DEVELOP A RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING THE MONEY DONATED TO FOXBORO JAYCEES IN LIEU OF FLOWERS UPON THE DEATH OF BILL HYLAND (FORMER LONG TIME MEMBER AND 1970 KEY MAN) ON FEBRUARY 13,1998. ALSO WE WERE TO
INCLUDE FUNDS THAT WERE EXPECTED FROM A GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER IN MEMORY OF BILL PLANNED BY BILL’S FORMER EMPLOYER FOR SEPTEMBER 1998 (OUR SHARE WAS TO BE
HALF OF THE PROCEEDS). BILL’S WIDOW JOYCE HAD INDICATED IN A LEITER TO US A DESIRE THAT BILL’S AND HER WISHES WERE THAT MONEY BE USED TO BENEFIT THE YOUTH OF FOXBORO IN THE RECREATION AREA. THIS BECAME THE CHARGE FOR US AS WE  PROCEEDED WITH THIS FACT FINDER.

RECOMMENDATION-WE RECOMMEND THAT $36000 BE SPENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 120 BY 70 FOOT ROLLER BLADE HOCKEY RINK (TO BE NAMED IN BILLS HONOR) AT THE BOOTH PLAY GROUND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ENCLOSED PROPOSED BUDGET AND PLAN. FUNDING OF THIS PROJECT WOULD COME FROM THE $16,800 ALREADY DONATED TO US IN
BILL’S NAME, ANY ADDITIONAL DONATIONS WHICH MAY BE RECEIVED IN THE FUTURE WITH THE BALANCE FROM THE GENERAL FUNDS OF THE CHAPTER.

DISCUSSION- OUR RECOMMENDATION IS BASED ON THIS SUMMARY OF OUR RESEARCH SINCE APRIL.

WE INITIALLY MET WITH JOYCE HYLAND AND CONFIRMED WITH HER THAT BILL AND THE FAMILY’S WISHES RELATED TO THE YOUTH FOXBORO. NEXT WE MET WITH THE FOXBORO RECREATION COMMITTEE (A TOWN BOARD) TO SEEK THEIR INPUT. IT WAS ESTABLISHED THAT
THEIR NUMBER ONE ITEM WHICH WE FELT WAS REALISTIC FOR US TO ACHIEVE WITH OUR. RESOURCES WAS THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROLLER BLADE HOCKEY RINK. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT THIS SPORTING ACTIVITY IS PRESENTLY FAST GROWING ACROSS THE STATE AND IN
OUR AREA WE WERE AT FIRST CONCERNED THAT BASED ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOWN THAT PERHAPS A SKATE BOARD AREA WITH IN-LINE SKATING MIGHT BE MORE NEEDED. WE WERE ASSURED THAT THIS CONCERN WAS TO BE ADDRESSED WITH FUNDS VOTED ON BY
TOWN MEETING. ALSO, WE LEARNED THAT BOTH OF BILL HYLAND’S SONS PLAYED HOCKEY WHEN THEY WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL SO SUCH A RINK WOULD MAKE FOR AN EXCELLENT FIT.

OUR NEXT CHALLENGE WAS TO FIND OUT WHAT IT WOULD TAKE BUILT A TOP QUALITY RINK AND HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO SO. WE DID NOR WANT TO SKIP ON QUALITY OR THE RINK WOULD NOT HOLD UP FROM USE. WE MADE A SERIES OF VISITS TOGETHER OR AS INDIVIDUALS
TO A NUMBER OF RINKS IN MASSACHUSETTS. RINKS WERE VISITED IN ROCKLAND, SOUTH BOSTON, LEOMINSTER, STOCKBRIDGE, AND WEST STOCKBRIDGE. IN SEVERAL CASES PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN TO HELP US WITH DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATION AT MEETINGS. LITERATURE WAS ALSO OBTAINED THROUGH THE INTERNET AS TO SUPPLER OF
RINK ENCLOSURES LOCATED IN COLORADO.

IT BECAME APPARENT THAT TOP QUALITY DURABLE MATERIALS MUST BE USED OR A RINK WOULD NOT HOLD UP. THUS, YOUR WILL NOTE WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE HIGH COST OF THE FENCING. AN ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION WAS THE HEIGHT OF THE FENCING, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR THE BOARDS. THE AMOUNT AND TYPE OF PAVEMENT WHILE IMPORTANT IS NOT A MAJOR DRIVING FACTOR AS FAR WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A GOOD RINK.

THE PLACEMENT OF THE SIDE BOARDS TO ALLOW GOOD WATER RUN OFF IS IMPORTANT. IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC RINK WE WOULD CONSTRUCT FIXED BENCHES TO LACE UP ON AS WELL AS COAT THE PAVEMENT WITH BONDNG MATERIAL TO ASSURE A GOOD SKATING SURFACE. OTHER ITEMS WOULD INCLUDE LINES, SIGNAGE AND A SUIT ABLE MEMORIAL
PLAQUE. IF ADDITIONAL FUNDS BECOME AVAILABLE A SMALL SECTION OF BLEACHERS WOULD BE LOOKED INTO.

AS PART OF THIS PROCESS WE ESTABLISHED WITH RECREATION COMMITTEE WHERE THIS RINK WOULD BE LOCATED. OUR RINK WILL BE PART OF LARGER PROJECT PLANNED FOR APRIL 1999. THIS LARGER INVOLVES REPAVEMENT, UPGRADING AND RECONFIGURING THE EXISTING FACILITIES AT THE BOOTH (SEE ENCLOSED SKETCH). THE BASKETBALL COURTS WOULD BE MOVED TO MAKE WAY FOR OUR RINK. THE MOVEMENT OF THE BASKETBALL COURTS WILL ACTUALLY HELP WITH OUR FENCE COSTS (AS RELATES TO BEING ADJACENT TO THE TENNIS COURT FENCE). THIS LOCATION WOULD CAUSE LESS POTENTIAL PROBLEMS AS RELATES TO USE CONFLICTS WITH THE LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD AND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER FIELD. OUR RINK WILL BE SMALL RINK RATHER THAN A LARGE RINK (100 X 200). THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE SPACE AVAILABLE AT BOOTH AS WELL AS THE RECREATION COMMITTEES DESIRE TO HAVE A SPORTS COMPLEX AT BOOTH RATHER THAN A FRAGMENTED LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN. THIS
ALLOWS FOR FAMILY USAGE OF MULTIPLE FACILITIES AT THE SAME PLACE. A SECOND AREA CONSIDERED NEAR THE HIGH SCHOOL WOULD NOT ADDRESS THIS NEED.

ONCE WE REACHED THIS POINT, WE FELT A NEED TO VALIDATE THAT THIS RINK AT THIS LOCATION WAS SOMETHING THE WAS FELT AS BEING NEEDED AND WOULD BE OF BENEFIT TO THE TOWN. MEETING WAS HELD AT DAVE BROWN’S HOUSE ON OCTOBER 22,1998 IN ATTENDANCE WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN, TOWN RECREATION
DIRECTOR, FOXBORO POLICE DARE OFFICER, CHAIRPERSON OF THE RECREATION COMMITTEE AND A FOXBORO POLICE OFFICER WHO IS AN ACTIVE HOCKEY PLAYER. ALSO INVITED BUT UNABLE TO ATTEND WAS THE MANAGING EDITOR OF FOXBORO REPORTER, A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YOUTH COALITION AND A MEMBER OF THE CLERGY. ALL WERE
FULLY SUPPORTIVE AS TO WHAT WE PLANNED TO RECOMMEND THE JAYCEES 00 WITH THE BILL HYLAND MEMORIAL FUND AND FELT THAT THIS RINK WOULD FULFILL A NEED IN TOWN.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

THE CHAPTER APPROVED THE EXPENSE OF TO $500 FOR RAFFLE ITEMS FOR THE GOLF TOURNAMENT AUCTION. WE EXPENDED $385 TO PURCHASE GOLF FOR FOUR AT THE FOXBORO COUNTRY CLUB AND A #3 TIGHT LIES FAIRWAY WOOD. THESE WERE AUCTIONED OFF AS
SEPARATE ITEMS. THIS SEPARATE BUT RELATED PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETE. THE MONEY RAISED AT THE GOLF TOURNAMENT AUCTION FOR THESE ITEMS WAS EQUAL TO OUR COSTS.

FACT FINDER MONEY IN THE AMOUNT $50 HAS BEEN NEARLY EXPENDED FOR GAS, FILM AND PHOTO DEVELOPING.

WE BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTRUCTION AND PAINTING OF THE BOARDS COULD BE A SEPARATE PROJECT’ COMPLETED BY THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CHAPTER

OUR GOAL IS TO SEE THIS RINK CONSTRUCTED SO IT CAN BE DEDICATED ON FOUNDER’S DAY 2000

DAVE BROWN & PAUL HOWARD


 

WILLIAM HYLAND MEMORIAL RINK
FINAL REPORT-DECEMBER 13, 2000

AT LAST PAUL AND I NOW CONSIDER THE RINK COMPLETE. ENCLOSED IS SUMMARY OF INCOME AND EXPENSE FOR THIS PROJECT WHICH BEGAN IN APRIL OF 1998. ALSO ENCLOSED ARE PICTURES OF THE RECENTLY COMPLETED SEATING WORK THAT WE CONTRACTED WITH BRACKET NURSERY OF FOXBORO.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROJECT:

SUMMER 1998 IDENTIFYING A COMMUNITY NEED FOR THE YOUTH OF FOXBORO.

FALL 1998 DEVELOPING A SET OF PLANS FOR AN INLINE SKATING RINK

WINTER 1998- SPRING 1999 BUDGETING AND OBTAINING A GRANT FROM THE TRUST FOR $5,000. OBTAINING AN AUCTION ITEM FROM THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS FOR GOLF TOURNAMENT
SPONSORED BY A G. EDWARDS FROM WHICH WE THE PROCEEDS WITH BOSTON COLLEGE.

SUMMER 1999- SITE WORK COMPLETE BY THE TOWN WITH US PROVIDING THE MATERIALS

FALL 1999- CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF THE WALLS AS A GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ACTIVITY

SPRING 2000- FINISH UP CONSTRUCTION, PAINTING AND OTHER DETAILS. APPLICATION OF FINAL RINK SURFACE CONTRACTED OUT AND INSTALLED.

JUNE 10,2000 – FORMAL DEDICATION OF RINK AT FOUNDERS DAY WITH MANY OFFICIALS PRESENT AND OVER 1000 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE.

FALL- USUAL HELP WITH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BIDDING AND COMPLETION OF WORK TO PROVIDE PUBLIC SEATING AT THE FACILITY.

THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE.

DAVE BROWN AND PAUL HOWARD

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