Wet lowlands much of the year, the flooded Meadows region off Hobart Street spent many a winter frozen over into a…More popular ice skating spot. But for the past few years, local skaters have had to look elsewhere for ice, as the town didn't ready the site for skating due to an ongoing budget crunch and unseasonable weather patterns. Thus, use of the site has been discouraged.
Around the same time, the town was forced to put off holding its annual Winter Carnival at the Meadows. There is a parking area off Hobart Street, and skaters of all shapes, sizes and abilities are welcome to go for a spin on the ice once the rink returns.
Highlands Elementary School 190 Hobart St, Danvers, MA01923 With an enrollment of nearly 400 students, Highlands Elementary is the largest elementary school in town. It first…More opened its doors on Sept. 5, 1956; was extensively renovated in 1995; and played host twice to children from other elementary schools undergoing similar renovations shortly thereafter. The school has a regulation-size gym, independent classrooms for music and art and features a baseball field, basketball court and two tennis courts outside. A new playground is also under construction. The Weatherbug station at the school provides real-time weather reports for the area.
For many years Holten and Richmond were two separate schools sitting side-by-side on Conant Street and educating…More students in grades 7-12. The Conant Street buildings served as a junior high through the 1960s until they were closed in 1981 and the Dunn Wing at Danvers High School became the new middle school.
The retrofit of Holten-Richmond began in 2004, as the Dunn Wing was no longer deemed suitable to house the middle school. After the two adjacent 80-year-old buildings were gutted, renovated, joined together and 59,000 square feet were added to the rear, Holten-Richmond Middle School opened to sixth- to eighth-graders in 2006, boasting a state-of-the-art academic complex with a restored historic facade.
In addition to core academic studies, more than 900 students take exploratory courses in art, computers, health, public speaking/drama, music, physical education, technology education and languages.
The complex utilizes green technology, is highly energy-efficient and has systems to display real-time solar energy and weather data.
Part of the project was to allow after-hours public access to its auditorium, media center and athletic facilities. The property contains a cafeteria, full kitchen, administrative offices, a full baseball field and basketball court. Students and the public also have easy access to 30 acres of ball fields, tennis courts and a playground at Plains Park.