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CNC To Discuss Closure of Navy Yard Fountain

A joint meeting with the BRA is scheduled Feb. 12.

[UPDATE Friday, Jan. 25, 3:45 p.m.]

The Charlestown Neighborhood Council is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to discuss the closing of the fountain in the Navy Yard for recreational use and the creation of a new water play feature in the same area.

Previously scheduled for Jan. 31, the meeting was postponed because of a scheduling conflict.

The meeting will be jointly run by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

The BRA has retained a design firm to work with the community to locate and design a new water play feature for recreational use in the Navy Yard. This feature would be intended to replace the fountain, which the Redevelopment Authority has closed to recreational use due to liability concerns.

The Redevelopment Authority has indicated that it is possible to design and install a replacement water play feature  in a location close to the fountain in a timeframe that would allow it to be open this coming summer.

The BRA has asked that residents interested in discussing the water play area or participating in the design process of the new play feature attend a meeting on Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Constitution Inn Community Room (fifth floor). The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a proposed location for a new water play feature, as well as specific elements, features and details that the community would like the designer to incorporate.

All residents of Charlestown are invited to participate and attend the meeting.

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