Allen Street Playground and Community Garden Renovation
(Completed & Open to the Public)

December 28, 2020 Ribbon Cutting

Location: 30 Allen Street off Somerville Avenue

Garden constructed in 2007, playground constructed and gardens renovated in 2020.

Amenities: Playground for the 2-5 age group, Community Gardens, Wheelchair accessible plant beds, plaza area with café tables, drinking fountain, and bottle filler.

Additional Information: The construction of the original Allen Street Community Garden in 2007 was the result of a community-driven campaign to transform this site, which had been a vacant lot, into a new community green space.

In more recent years, however, the community’s need for a safe neighborhood recreation space for the 2-5 age group has become apparent. Therefore, through a community initiative, Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds were awarded so that a small playground could be incorporated into the underutilized space at the front of the gardens.

Additional community goals included: reconfigured community gardens to allow for additional garden plots, wider and more accessible sidewalks along the street, and permeable playground surfaces that would allow for the infiltration of stormwater.

Community Meeting Presentations

Somerville Community Garden Program information is available by clicking here.

Allen St. Playground slide and climbing blocks

Allen St. Playground covered walking bridge

Allen St. Community Garden beds

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].



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