Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


The management of parks and recreation on Nantucket has evolved in an ad hoc fashion leading to unclear lines of authority. This project, in collaboration with the Nantucket, MA Town Manager's Office, conducted a holistic review of Nantucket parks and recreation management. We reviewed town records and interviewed stakeholders to clarify the history and roles and responsibilities related to parks and recreation. We developed a comprehensive inventory of facilities, an online interactive map, and a historical timeline to assist parks and recreation facilitators. We conclude that the end users of parks and recreation facilities are generally satisfied, but recommend several ways to improve parks and recreation management and overall collaboration.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering