Location: Quincy Street between Somerville Avenue and Summer Street
Date Completed: December 2012
Amenities: The Quincy Street Open Space is a 5,000 square foot woodland park featuring three terraced levels of plantings and two ADA accessible boardwalks leading to wood decks with Adirondack-style chairs.
The park was originally created as an urban wild in 1989 under the auspices of the Somerville Conservation Commission. In keeping with the community’s wishes, the design objective of the 2012 renovation was to create a sustainable woodland landscape that would expand the tree canopy and provide local residents a natural respite from the surrounding city.
Sustainable design elements at the park include a drainage system which will capture and absorb storm water on site, chairs made from recycled plastic bottles, Perennial Wood ™ decking, native plantings, and stone terraces, pathways, and benches built from recycled granite curbstone.
Any questions or concerns about the Quincy Street Open Space may be sent to: Arn Franzen, Director of Parks & Open Space
E-mail: afranzensomervillema [dot] gov
Telephone: 617-625-6600 ext. 2545
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