New England News Releases

Town of Temple seeks permit for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook off Mitchell Brook Road in Maine
2/15/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Town of Temple for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in wetlands and waterways off Route 78 in Swanton, Vermont
2/8/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Vermont Agency of Transportation in Barre, Vermont, for...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in freshwater wetlands, tributaries in Rumford, Maine
12/28/2023
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from Twin Energy LLC in Cohasset, Massachusetts, for proposed work...

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News From Around the Corps

USACE Transatlantic Division: Setting Extraordinary Standards as ‘Partner of Choice’ in CENTCOM AOR
2/7/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division stands as a pivotal force in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. Since the 1950s, the Division has actively shaped the landscape...
Join us as the new Chief Admin Officer, GS 12/13, in Davis, California!
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ERDC scientist to receive award for contributions to atmospheric and computational acoustics
1/12/2024
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) scientist Dr. Keith Wilson has been named the 2024 recipient of the Acoustical...

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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