The Framingham Parks and Recreation Commission has completed all necessary hurdles to make way for a lease that will preserve 6.5 acres of property on Edgebrook Road.
The Probate Court, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office recently ruled that the owners of the property, the Perry Land Trust, can lease the property to the Town of Framingham for passive recreational purposes.
Last April, Framingham Town Meeting gave authorization to the Commission to enter into arrangements that will keep the property largely in its naturally wooded state.
Parks and Recreation Director Bob Merusi said the neighbors have been highly supportive of preserving the property and will be included in any future planning.
There is already interest from Eagle Scouts to perform some beautification work on the property.
Merusi said he does not anticipate much change in the historical use of the property and has no preconceived improvements in mind.
Part of the terms of the lease will include an annual payment from the Perry Land Trust to the Framingham Park and Recreation Department for ongoing management and maintenance.
The Trust was established in 1939 to preserve the land for recreational opportunities for Framingham children. Any physical improvements will need the approval of the Trust and will be paid for by the Trust.