Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Groundbreaking For Martin's Park: Fort Point's 1st Universally Accessible Park

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Governor Charles D. Baker and the Richards Family invite you to groundbreaking ceremony for Martin's Park at the Smith Family Waterfront (next to the Boston Children's Museum) on:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1:00 PM
64 Sleeper Street
speaking program starts promptly at 1:30 PM

The event will include "a mini kids construction site", light refreshments and an opportunity to hear from the many people who helped make this park happen.The park is dedicated to Martin Richards, who lost his life in the Boston Marathon bombings but whose short life continues to inspire us all.

Martin's Park Design

The Boston Parks & Recreation Department engaged the community continuously 
throughout the design of Martin's Park. The first meeting held Feb. 10, 2016, focused on types of play, constraints of the site and anticipated project schedule, At the second meeting, April 11, 2016, the discussion centered on goals, the expanded site boundary and showcased a conceptual park plan.The final concept plan came to the community on October 30, 2016. 

Since then numerous city and state agencies have been hard at work to advance property transfers and permitting in the meantime. On August 4, 2017 Boston City Council received the Mayor's order to transfer City land to the Parks Dept. for Martin's Park. The project went out to bid in May and MacKay Construction was awarded the contract. MacKay was the contractor for Menino Park in Charlestown.

Please join the neighborhood and the community for the long awaited
Martin's Park Groundbreaking on August 16th. 

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originally published 8.7.17

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