Enhancing the quality of life in Dennis Port Village

Our Mission

The Committee will work independently and with professional assistance to identify the needs and mechanisms to strengthen the area economy, revitalize the village and enhance the quality of life in Dennis Port Village. The Committee shall work with the Chamber of Commerce and Southside Civic Association to develop potential policies, development projects, private/public partnerships, infrastructure projects, and methods to address critical economic needs that will be used to determine financial assistance from various federal, state and/or local sources.

Sunny days and warm nights, ice cream, eateries and miles of sandy beaches coax visitors and residents alike to Dennis Port.

Dennis Port’s History

You can’t live in the past, but you can look back and enjoy what it once was. Downtown Dennis Port was a vibrant economic engine for the Town of Dennis and a fun place to go. With a little hard work and a lot of volunteers we will see those days again.

Our little village on Nantucket Sound comes alive in the summer. The population soars from 15,000 to 40,000 (some people estimate 60,000). Sunny days and warm nights, ice cream, eateries and miles of sandy beaches coax visitors and residents alike to Dennis Port.

There’s a Town Library built in 2005 in the village center, a great year-round community theatre just over the border in West Harwich, a park with a new playground and stores and service businesses that dot the downtown area and the village. Dennis Port has active civic groups and no shortage of traffic.

Committed to making sweeping and lasting improvements, the current Dennis Port Revitalization Committee (DPRC) has embraced a relatively new community planning tool. This tool, used successfully around the world, is called a Design Charrette. The Charrette book has been printed ( Jan. 2011 ) and is available for viewing at all the libraries in town.

Dennis Port continues to evolve and a new comprehensive plan is in place. If you are visiting, vacationing, or a year round resident it is well worth your while to stroll through downtown and browse through the unique shops. I’m sure when you are done shopping, you will be pleasantly surprised at the merchandise that is available. Don’t forget to bring the kids. Renovations and upgrades have begun at Mike Stacy Playground on the Village Green and should be completed by Memorial Day, and on rainy days  have the Children’s Room at the Dennis Public Library.

Summer Concerts, Restaurants, Fresh Produce, Ice Cream. Pizza, Subs, Outdoor Seating, Clothing, Games, Puzzles, Cooking Utensils, Furniture, Photographs, Pictures, Friendly Merchants, Miniature Golf, Pharmacy, Lawn Furniture, Beaches, Great Waterfront Motels, Hotels, Bed & Breakfast Lodging and a whole lot more. It doesn’t get any better than this…………As Bob Barker  ( The Old Price is Right game show host ) use to say “Come on Down.”

What’s Happening?


MassDOT Advisory: Dennis, October 26th
Roadway Reconstruction of Route 28 Northbound
Detour Implementation
Work will be conducted from October 26ththrough November 6th
DENNIS - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that a detour will be implemented during daytime working hours to conduct roadway milling and paving on the ongoing Route 28 project in Dennis. The detour is scheduled to begin on October 26th and is anticipated to be utilized for approximately two weeks.
MassDOT’s Contractor will be milling and paving Route 28 from Telegraph Road to the project limit at Dennis Commons. Work hours will be 7 am to 5 pm.
The work will utilize a one-way detour of Route 28 Northbound only. Traffic traveling Route 28 North will be detoured onto Upper County Road, then left on Center St, then left onto Route 134 West back to Route 28.
Traffic traveling Southbound on Route 28 will not be detoured.
All local businesses within the detour route will be open and accessible from Route 28 Southbound.
Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.
All scheduled work is weather dependent and/or may be impacted due to an emergency situation.

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Heads up! Route 28 Dennis Port paving is scheduled to begin on 10/26. The Route 28 Streetscape project is coming to an end, thank you all for your patience!!! ...

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