Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The hearing will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The following is a release from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. It has not been edited. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will host a public hearing to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 44 Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury. The hearing will discuss an application for removal of one red maple tree measuring 8 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to a construction project at 44 Rutherford Avenue. The public hearing will be held by the City of Boston Tree Warden (or designee) who may accept or deny the …
Monday, October 24, 2011
City planners have proposed new playground equipment and a reconfigured look for Doherty Park. Take a look at their final plans.
Last week the city hosted the third and final community meeting on the redesign of Doherty Park -- the large public area that spans Medford and Bunker Hill streets. Only four residents turned out to take a look at the final plans. You can see them attached as a PDF to this article. (You can see how the plans have changed since the last neighborhood meeting. Take a look at previous designs here.) The park renovations are part of the city's regular cycle of playground updates. The playground at Doherty Park hasn't changed since the early 90s and codes have changed since then. While updating the playground, officials are taking the opportunity to improve the park overall. Once approved, the park redesign will go out for bid (likely in the …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A final design proposal for the park will be presented at a meeting in October.
Last week the city hosted the second of three meetings regarding plans to redesign Doherty Park, between Medford and Bunker Hill streets. About 20 or so residents turned out and got a look at three slightly different configurations for the park, as proposed by city officials. The designs are attached to this story as PDFs. The city will host a third meeting on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center. Officials will present the final design -- a slightly revised version of the design labeled "B." "If we got it totally wrong, we want to hear that," said Cathy Baker-Eclipse, project manager, from Boston Parks and Recreation. The park renovations are part of the city's regular cycle of playground updates. The playground at Doherty Park …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
City crews have been beautifying and making capital improvements at the park this summer.
The City's Parks and Recreation Department has been working on renovations and upgrades at the Barry Playground (better known as the Oilies), under the Tobin Bridge. You can scan through the photo gallery for some "before" and "after" shots -- though the work isn't 100 percent complete yet. Crews are adding new grading, irrigation, backstops, fencing, drainage and sod. About $850,000 worth of work, all told. There's also a beautification element to the work, which you can see in the photos. The field is part of the city's rolling reinvestment in parks that need upgrades, according to an official from the department.