We are very excited to announce that we have selected the design and engineering firm of Beals and Thomas to undertake the creation of a Master Design and Engineering Plan for Nathaniel Thayer Memorial Park.  This is a giant step towards making the park a reality!!!

You can check out their good work at www.bealsandthomas.com.


logo-viridian copyWe are proud to announce that we have joined the Residual Fundraising Program with Viridian Energy, a socially responsible retail energy company that supplies competitively priced green energy in your area. Viridian pursues its mission of sustainability through its unique fundraising program, which gives non-profit organizations like ours the opportunity to earn money by enrolling Customers for Viridian.

When you sign up as a Viridian Customer, you can save money over time on the supply portion of your energy bill and do your part to help the environment by choosing greener energy. And, you would be doing all of this while helping to fund the revitalization of Nathaniel Thayer Memorial Park! Every month that you pay your energy bill as a Viridian Customer, Thayer Foundation will receive income based on your energy usage and will receive bonuses for every customer milestone we reach.

For more information on Viridian and how you can sign up to help both Nathaniel Thayer Memorial Park and the environment, please visit www.viridian.com/thayer.


Lancaster’s Thayer Memorial Park is a 22 acre plot of town-owned land directly behind the Town Green and Thayer Memorial Library, in what is quite literally, Lancaster’s back yard.  Lancaster is fortunate to have such an unusual asset in the heart of our town, a credit to Pauline R. Thayer who gifted the land just prior to her death in 1934 “to be used by said town for the purpose of providing a proper and adequate recreation and playground center for the inhabitants of the Town of Lancaster”. 

Thayer Memorial Park currently consists of open fields, wooded areas, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and wooded areas.  Unfortunately, these facilities have fallen into disrepair and, without immediate attention, will continue to deteriorate and become unusable.

The Thayer Memorial Park Committee is a committed and motivated group of volunteers who see incredible potential for this property and is leading the efforts to revitalize it.   Every town needs public parks to play, relax, hold events, and meet up to maintain a sense of community and small town identity.

We developed a project scope based directly on the results of extensive resident surveys conducted over a three year period.  The results represent a balanced combination of active and passive recreation so Thayer Memorial Park will be enjoyed by Lancaster residents for many years to come.

Mission Statement

Thayer Memorial Park is a public park serving the people of the town of Lancaster, a growing community in central Massachusetts.  The Park’s mission is to provide a Multi-Generational, Multi-Recreational Park including traditional and innovative Recreation and Leisure and Cultural Activities to enhance the quality of life, build community, and bring the people of Lancaster together.

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