CPA funds can be spent on any project falling into the 3 categories of preservation. Ten percent of the funds must be spent or reserved for each of the 3 categories. 




CPA funding can be used to create and improve our many parks, sports fields, and playgrounds, such as Landry Stadium, Cashman and Amesbury Elementary playgrounds, Town Park and even the skateboard park.

Funds can be used for building walking and cycling paths, and hiking trails. Funds can also be used to purchase land, either for preservation or for new recreation facilities such as soccer fields.

For example Newburyport used CPA funds to create, and later to improve their beautiful Rail Trail which runs from the Merrimack River to the MBTA station.




Our city’s memorials and monuments and our treasured landmarks and historic spaces are what make Amesbury special. Local historic resources, from the Whittier Home and the Powder House to the future Amesbury Carriage Museum and the Bartlett Museum can all benefit from CPA funds.

Funding can also be used to improve and protect historic city facilities including Amesbury Public Library, and our aging City Hall, which started its life as an Opera House.

Our city is rich in history. Here area few more things CPA funds could support: Lowell's Boat Shop, Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, Macy Colby House, Captain's Well, Salisbury Point Station and Museum, Training Field Park, Rocky Hill Meeting House, The Friends Meeting House.


Community housing

Securing the long-term availability of affordable housing for families and seniors is an important part of preserving the character of Amesbury.

This can take many forms including funding construction, repurposing of existing structures, funding programs to provide grants, loans, rental assistance, security deposits, and even rehabilitation of existing homes.