Prospect Hill Park Rehabilitation
The City of Somerville will rehabilitate Prospect Hill Park, located adjacent to the Prospect Hill Memorial Flag Tower and Observatory at the corner of Munroe Street and Prospect Hill Parkway. It was on Prospect Hill that, on January 1, 1776, George Washington ordered the raising of the first true American flag, the Grand Union Flag. The project focuses on improving accessibility, restoring and managing the park's landscape, and preserving and revealing the site’s history.
Construction is scheduled to begin in June of 2018, during which the park will be closed. Please find information on the five community meetings held to design the park below. Three additional meetings were held with the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission who has final approval of the landscape plan.
You can learn more about the history of the Prospect Hill Tower and Park in the digital tour below.
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For more information, contact:
Luisa Oliveira, ASLA
Senior Planner for Landscape Design
(617) 625-6600 x2529
Prospect Hill Tower - Digital Tour
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