The Youth & Recreation Services Director is the town appointed chair person of the Fields Committee.
The fields committee meets monthly to address issues pertaining to town owned athletic fields.
The committee which is made up of represenatives of all youth sports groups works on permiiting, maintenance and long range planning. Any group or individual who would like to use a town field must apply for a permit with Rick Gorman at the Youth Center. All questions regarding fields must be directed to Rick Gorman. Fields Permit - Request must be submitted to Rick Gorman.
The mission of the North Andover Fields Committee is as follows:
- To provide for fair and equitable use of town playing fields by all town residents, youth and adult. This includes management (scheduling, planning for maintenance, coordination with DPW, etc.) of existing facilities, coordination with the school department regarding use of their facilities, and facilitation of arrangements for use of private facilities for town recreational programs.
- To establish, maintain and coordinate the permit process for organizations and individuals that wish to utilize town fields. If approved, to then issue permits for use of fields through the Youth Services Director’s office. Residents, and organizations that consist exclusively of town residents, shall always have the highest priority in gaining access to town fields.
- To assess future capacity requirements and plan accordingly. This includes preparation of plans for expansion or reconfiguration as required, and taking an active role in soliciting development through the Board of Selectman, CPA grants, and private developers.
The Fields committee is presently working on the following projects:
Sponsorship: (ongoing) Our youth leagues are actively responsible in maintaining and making improvements to town fields with our Sponsorship Program
Middle school complex: The committee will be looking long term at the entire middle school complex and how to better use that facility (2018)
North Andover Fields
Middle School Baseball
Middle School Softball