The Friends of Memorial Park Improvement Project, Inc.
509 (a) (2) Public Charity No. 83-1522096
The FOMPIP is happy to announce the formation of a "Tennis Courts" sub committee chaired by Ms. Jodi Harris. Jodi, Ryan Madrigal and Melanie Hassel Healey will continue working with the DPW, CPC and Selectmen to coordinate the planning, fundraising and repair/construction of the tennis courts at Memorial Park.
The total cost for this project is approx. $132,000.00. The CPC has approved funding for the project for $49,999.00 (for materials only, per rules) and town meeting has already voted to approve that Warrant.
We have fundraised a very good amount to date. We are presently looking for approx.$25,000.00 to complete the fundraising and hopefully start the build in Spring/Summer of 2023.
You can reach out to Jodi at (508) 596-3767 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on the tennis buildout or to coordinate donations.
Tennis Court Project : click here to make a Paypal/ credit card donation. You may also send a check to:
Friends of Memorial Park Project Inc.
Note: Tennis Courts
PO Box 505, Manchester, MA 01944. Thank you!
Thank you to our Grand Slam Partners, Bank Gloucester, Kelly Automotive Group and Mr. Ralph Bates, we could not have completed the baseball and Vet projects without their very generous donations!!
The Friends of Memorial Park Improvement Project, Inc. (FOMPIP), a non-profit organization, was established by several Essex and Manchester Massachusetts residents, in August of 2018 with a common goal of making Memorial Park's adult baseball facility and its adjacent War Memorial, improved and updated for all to enjoy for generations to come. We work under the supervision and control of the Essex DPW and in tandem with the the Veteran's Subcommittee.
We have completed the project and have elevated the ball park and the historic memorial to the level they deserve, so they can proudly be used by the entire town of Essex, Manchester Essex Regional High School Sports, Manchester Essex Little League Junior's Level, Manchester Essex Mariners Men's Baseball and the community at large for special events and ceremonies.
Board member, Eric Gjerde, of Seaglass Architecture created the plans while keeping in mind the beauty, integrity and environmental qualities of the property.
Contact us at memorialparkproject.@gmail.com.
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT TO THE LOBSTER TRAP IN MARCH 2019 TO SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE MEMORIAL PARK IMPROVEMENT PROJECT.
It was a fun night and a fundraising success!
A special thank you to the following Essex restaurants for graciously donating food:
The Blue Marlin / The Boathouse
Cape Ann Pizza
We would also like to thank the following business for their donations to our silent auction and raffles:
Bank GloucesterMike Ray and The Boston Red SoxEssex Clam Bake,Samuel Adams BreweryRusty Tucker of Manchester Mariners and Legends BaseballMarianne Round, Coldwell BankerManchester Athletic ClubSharon’s Studio, Kendra DottFIT House, Emily McCavanaughCuddlefishLeonhards FloristInvisawearTracking JewelryPeach clothing, Lauren HarrisonEssex River CruisesShea’s restaurantRyan and Wood DistilleryCape Ann Chamber of CommerceTotal WineEssex Wine ExchangeAllie’s Beach Street CaféCala’s restaurantCK Pearl restaurantBrenda & Kevin Johnson, RichdalesKat Chrzanowski, local artistGerry O’Leary, local artistAlice Gardner, local artistCaptain Dusty’sJungle, Inc.Beverly Golf & TennisTrue North BrewingMaxx Clean LLC Carpet CleaningExecutive Auto DetailNor’East CleanersThe Grind Factory, Freedom BaseballStarbucks, Beverly NH Fisher Cats Lowell SpinnersMirak Automotive GroupBrookwood Landscape Design, Peabody