The Parklands after Hurricane Irene

    Hurricane Irene had been downgraded to tropical storm status by
    the time it reached Massachusetts on Sunday, August 28, 2011. I'd
    describe the damage to the Parklands as minimal. It may look like
    a lot when viewed on one page like this, but while walking through,
    most of the time I wasn't in view of any downed trees. While
    paddling on the pond a couple of days after the storm, I saw only
    one large tree and a couple of small ones that had come down.


The pictures above were taken ion the west side of the
Hopedale Parklands on September 2, 2011. Those
below were taken on the east side on September 11.