Owen Playground Is Really Not a Park
Vineyard Gazette

There now appears on the new bandstand on the Vineyard Haven playground the following inscription: William Barry Owen, Playground and Recreation Area.

There has been no sign on this playground for many years and the original sign was small, obscurely located, and did not carry as much information. But this new sign makes clear that the town of Tisbury owns no park area, according to the legal interpretation of the term, but a playground.

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History of Playground
Vineyard Gazette

The recent mention of the Vineyard Haven playground in the Gazette having excited comment and queries, Paul Owen, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Barry Owen of that town, has looked up the records in the county registry and the Tisbury town office, in order to determine exactly the present status of this public property.

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Community Airs Concerns Over Bandstand Design
Aaron Wilson
A standing-room-only crowd packed the Katharine Cornell Theatre for an opportunity to voice their opinions on the proposed architectural design to replace the Owen Park bandstand.
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Tisbury Chooses Architect for New Bandstand at Owen Park
Louisa Hufstader
Keith Moskow, a Boston architect with an Island connection, has emerged the winner in what began as a 10-way competition to design a new bandstand for Tisbury’s Owen Park.
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Bandstand, Beach, Owen Park Improvements Take Shape
Heather Hamacek

Vineyard Haven residents are gathering to revitalize Owen Park, a treasured, historic park in the heart of the highly developed town. Some repairs could take place before Memorial Day

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Future Planning at Owen Park

A town committee formed last fall to study enhancements and future planning for Owen Park in Vineyard Haven will host a public meeting Jan. 28.

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Owen Park Revival
Just about a year ago I wrote a letter to the editor about the conditions of Owen Park.
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Tisbury Looks to Preserve Theatre, Owen Park
Ivy Ashe

Repairs to Owen Park and lighting upgrades at Katharine Cornell Theatre were added to Tisbury’s initial list of Community Preservation Act projects after Tuesday’s board of selectmen meeting, thanks to input from residents.

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