May 23, 2015

Brian Ross retires from Windham Parks and Rec after 10 years - By Michelle Libby

After 10 years and many projects and events, Brian Ross retired from Windham Parks and Rec Department on May 1. Over the 10 years he has worked on projects like the skatepark, Donna-Beth Lippman Park and Dundee Park, Summerfest, Lakes Region seniors groups and helped get the community gardens started. 
“I really enjoyed my time in Windham. There are many dedicated and hard-working employees,” Ross said. 

He is proud of the work with the community park at Donna-Beth Lippman Park off Route 302. He is also glad that they were able to renovate the bath house at Dundee Park. 

“Commuting from York to Windham got to be too much,” Ross said. He felt it was time to move on and spend more time traveling and being outdoors. His daughters live all over the country and even the world.  “It will be nice to have the time to go see them when we can,” he said. 

His favorite part of the job was programs and special events like the father/daughter dance and the mother/son event. 

He worked closely with Scouts completing their Eagle projects and has five or six planned for this spring. 

Ross sees the position filled by someone who can continue on the work he started with special events and Lippman Park, and who can plan for new projects like an athletic complex, which is something that Windham really needs. He would also like to see the Mountain Division Trail finished into Westbrook, but said that it will cost millions of dollars to complete. 

Finally, he would like to see Windham have a gathering space for seniors, the community and teens.  
“I was a pleasure working in Windham,” he concluded.

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