SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 15A of chapter 40 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the land commonly known as the Hurld elementary school and surrounding fields acquired by the city on or about August 12, 1954 and located at 75 Bedford Road in the city of Woburn, shown on assessors map 41 as block 9, lot 16, containing 11.27 acres more or less, and shown on a plan entitled “City of Woburn Land Taking School Building” which is recorded in the Middlesex South Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 1346 of 1954, currently used for educational purposes, shall be under the care, custody and control of the Woburn recreation commission to be used solely for active or passive recreational uses including, but not limited to, community gardens, trails, noncommercial youth and adult sports and park, playground or athletic field purposes; provided, however, that recreational use of such land shall not include horse or dog racing or the use of the land for a stadium, gymnasium or similar structure. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the portion of the land shown on the above-referenced plan that is designated for educational purposes shall continue to be under the care, custody and control of the city of Woburn school committee but shall be used for educational purposes only until such time as the newly constructed Wyman/Hurld elementary school is completed and all students receiving educational services at the Hurld school have been reassigned to alternative sites within the Woburn school district, at which time the school committee shall vote to authorize the transfer of the care, custody and control of the property to the Woburn recreation commission to be used solely for active or passive recreational uses pursuant to this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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