New England News Releases

USACE to hold public meetings to share details of Connecticut River hydrilla project
5/28/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today it will be conducting a research and demonstration project to better understand and control the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla...
Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury closes swimming area following excessive rainfall
5/24/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District announced today that the swimming area at Hop Brook Lake in Middlebury, Conn., will be closed until further notice.The closure is a precautionary...
USACE reminds visitors to practice water safety
5/10/2024
As millions of Americans plan visits to our nation’s lakes and rivers, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District reminds visitors of the importance of practicing safe, sensible, and...

Top Rotator

Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

Army Holds First-of-its-Kind Career Fair in Arlington
4/22/2024
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Earth Day 2024: Highlighting our Environmental Professionals
4/22/2024
Today, we join our global community in the celebration of Earth Day. During this time, we often focus on the actions being taken to shape a sustainable future, but this year I want to focus on the...
Corps installs navigation safety signs for upcoming demolition of 107-year-old dam on Monongahela River
6/14/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is adding navigation safety signs and buoys upstream and downstream of Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3 to warn boaters and industry of hazardous...

Feature Stories

Access to West Hill Park in Uxbridge, Northbridge restricted on West Hill Road; access available through project office site on East Hartford Avenue

USACE, New England
Published Jan. 16, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District manages and operates West Hill Park as part of the West Hill Lake and Dam Project in the towns of Uxbridge, Northbridge, Upton and Mendon, Massachusetts.

West Hill Park is open to visitors from mid-May through mid-September, offering a variety of recreational facilities, including a swim beach, picnic shelters and hiking access to the West River Trail. 

Historically, West Hill Park has been accessed by visitors through the use of West Hill Road, a former public road. Regrettably, due to a property line dispute between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an adjacent landowner, access to West Hill Park is not available through West Hill Road.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is diligently working towards a resolution of this issue, with the goal of providing access to West Hill Park for the upcoming 2019 recreation season. 

While this issue is being worked, visitors who are interested in accessing the West Hill Lake and Dam Project are encouraged to park at the West Hill Dam Project Office, located at 518 E. Hartford Avenue, Uxbridge, MA 01569.  Access to West Hill Park and associated trails may be reached from that parking area.


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