On March 3rd NORG sent off it's Park Permit request for two launch dates this Fall 2021 with the City of Salem's Park & Rec for use of the Gallows Hill Park. We were contacted by their Facilities Manager by phone on March 15th and informed that the project was not completed. There need to be "grading of field" but more importantly a "reseeding of the grass" and that was "best done in the Fall". Therefore, the requested dates were "unavailable" and we should try again next year!"
You may ask, "Why not search for a field location elsewhere?' That was attempted in 2019 when we 1st learned the Gallows Hill Park was closing July 1st. It continued until March 2020 when the Pandemic hit. Given the lack of receptivity in pursuing that option up until June 2020; it is best we wait until March 2022 to try again with the City of Salem, MA
Joseph N. Majahad, Representative
Nite Owl Rocketry Gild (#799)
PO Box 855, Salem, MA 01970
Thanks for the suggestion! If it was just about launching rockets then I would do that but there are other considerations: 1) I don't have a car presently and Acton is a bit of commute from Salem; 2) It's about "Section Building", Acton is CMASS' back-up field and NORG needs to get one of it's own which would much easier when the Pandemic is over; and 3) I've been putting off some elective surgery and this would be a good time to do it. However, I would appreciate having you (or any other fellow CMASS member) show up at NORG's next Salem Event (Hopefully in 2022!).