The Town of Yarmouth will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 11 AM to celebrate the grand opening of the Packet Landing Pavilion located at 1377 Bridge Street along the beautiful Bass River.  The project provides the finishing touches to the existing Packet Landing Park and Marina and includes a covered pavilion, open air deck and public restrooms.

“Many people and organizations, including Town Staff, the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Community & Economic Development Committee (CEDC), worked hard to make this project possible,” noted Karen Greene, Director of Community Development.

This project was funded through the Community Preservation Act, and through Tourism Revenue Preservation Funds distributed by the CEDC for physical improvements that promote tourism.  “The Pavilion serves as a visual gateway to Yarmouth over the Bass River and gives a wonderful first impression of our community,” said Peter Q. Smith, Chairman of the CEDC.   “The pavilion enhances this beautiful waterfront park while respecting the long and rich history of the site”, noted Gary Ellis, Chairman of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC).

During the design and construction of this project, great efforts were made to reduce overall project costs.  “I’m pleased to say the project was completed on budget,” noted Kathy Williams, Town Planner.  “The Pavilion is a great destination location and within easy walking distance to the Cultural Center, the South Yarmouth Library and many businesses and restaurants.”

The project was designed by Brown Lindquist Fenuccio & Raber Architects of Yarmouth Port and constructed throughout the summer by Collins Construction of Fall River.

Additional information on the project can be obtained by contacting Kathy Williams, Town Planner, at kwilliams@yarmouth.ma.us