About the Public Space and Urban Forestry Division

Please Continue to Social Distance in Parks, Community Gardens and Public Spaces
(Updated March 2021)


  • Facial coverings or masks covering the mouth and nose are required at all times.
  • If you are sick, please stay home.
  • Consider visiting parks at less busy times. If there are too many people to practice social distancing, go home and come back at another time or consider taking a walk in the neighborhood instead.
  • Always stay 6 feet away from anyone who does not live in your household.
  • Sanitize and wash hands frequently.
  • Dog owners should stay 6 feet away from other owners at all times and should not pet others' dogs.
  • Follow CDC recommendations for staying safe.

We are in this together. Please continue to do your part to keep our community healthy. Learn more about COVID-19 safety and social distancing at somervillema.gov/Coronavirus.


The Public Space & Urban Forestry (PSUF) Division’s mission is to plan, construct, and steward the public realm to promote environmental and public health vitality through the City’s network of public spaces and urban forest.  Our core values include: public service, environmental stewardship, progress, teamwork and professionalism.

Public Space: Parks, Plazas, and Open Spaces

Urban Forestry