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Join the effort to plan the Rockland Downtown Waterfront!

The City of Rockland is fortunate to have an amazing portfolio of municipally-owed properties on the downtown waterfront. The properties include Harbor Park, Buoy Park, the Public Landing, Middle Pier and provide an estimated 1,000 feet of publicly-owned shoreline.

This project will develop a shared community vision for these municipally-owned properties and a practical, phased approach for achieving it. The project will build on goals and objectives included in the recently approved Harbor Management Plan, and consider the work of past committees that advanced potential visions for Harbor Park.

For example, would the community like to see the Boardwalk extend not just to the edge of the City’s property, but across City properties?  Should we be moving the Harbormaster’s building out of the flood zone? How can we plan for the age-related improvements that are needed for our piers, and improve their ability to withstand storm surges and sea level rise?


Please join the initiative to develop a shared community vision and implementation plan for these spaces. Once we have a clear idea of what the community wants, we can apply for grants and other funding to help make it happen.

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Learn about the project

Review more about this project and the past studies and plans that will be considered as part of the planning process.

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The Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee was created by order of City Council in July 2020. To learn more about the project and committee members, visit the "about" page.

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See the latest work

Visit the Participate page to see the work in progress, including sketches, plans, and project highlights.

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Meetings & Outreach

Summary of meetings to date

The project team has met with the project committee regularly since the project kicked off on May 25. Currently, the working group is meeting with identified stakeholders, such as festival / event organizers and boaters, to gain an understanding of uses and needs related to the waterfront facilities. See our participation page for more information.


Anyone from the community can attend the committee meetings. See the "Contact" page if you would like to get in touch with us.

Presentation to Council

Wed., Sept. 8th

The project committee presented an overview and discussion of the work to date at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 8th.

Community Survey

The results are in

The community survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated. We had 462 responses which exceeded our goals for a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error. Go to the Survey Results page for a summary of the responses. 

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