Dodson & Flinker worked with Stephen Kelleher Architects to develop a master plan for the Town Beach area of Swansea, MA. This small beach community on an old railroad line was a regional recreational destination in the early 20th century. In recent years, use of the site has been diminished by a lack of recreational facilities, degraded infrastructure, and on-going beach erosion. As part of the master planning process, D&F proposed two alternatives that sited new buildings, paths, play features, and beach nourishment activities in a manner sensitive to the site’s history and ecology. Both alternatives also provide new pedestrian and bike routes between the main recreational beach and a small beach and meadow on the east side of the study area. The town accepted one of the master plan alternatives in October 2014. The Town has already implemented several elements of the master plan, including beach nourishment and dune grass plantings and a pocket park on Bay Street. D&F worked with SKA to prepare construction documents for a new bath house and lifeguard station, which began construction in fall 2018.