About Hospital Lights Pocket Park
The town rarely buys open space just to prevent development, but preventing further congestion at the hospital lights was the reason the town acquired a vacant lot on the southwest corner in 2000. Preserving more green space at the entrance to Falmouth was another goal. Both town funds and Land Bank funds were used for the purchase from Charles Doe, who owned the 99 Restaurant chain.
The one-acre parcel at the corner of Palmer Avenue and Ter Heun Drive is under selectmen’s jurisdiction. The Department of Public Works created a wooded pocket park out of the site, which is accessible from the bike path on the west side.