Prospect Hill Park Rehabilitation

Grand Union Flag flies over the Prospect Hill Tower

The City of Somerville plans to make improvements to Prospect Hill Park, located adjacent to the Prospect Hill Memorial Flag Tower and Observatory at the corner of Munroe Street and Prospect Hill Parkway, above Union Square. It was at Prospect Hill that, on January 1, 1776, George Washington ordered the raising of the first true American flag: The Grand Union Flag.

Because the park is part of a Local Historic District, the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission will review the landscape plan. The project will also focus on improving accessibility, restoring the park's landscape, and preserving its history. You can learn more about the history of the Prospect Hill Tower and Park in the digital tour below.

Sign up below to be notified of public meetings and to receive project updates. This project is funded in part by the Community Preservation Act.

For more information, contact:

Luisa Oliveira, ASLA
Senior Planner for Landscape Design
(617) 625-6600 x2529
[email protected]

  • Events

  • Prospect Hill Tower - Digital Tour

  • Sign Up for Project Updates

January 23, 2018 Community Meeting

January 20, 2018 Site Walk

December 12, 2017 Fommunity Meeting

November 8, 2017 Community Meeting

July 6, 2017 Community Walk

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