for the Boston Parks and
Recreation Department in Roxbury, MA
One of the main goals of the new
design was to create a safe park and change its institutional character to a
park-like character in scale with the renovated housing so that all neighbors
would enjoy the park. In addition we upgraded the formal recreational
facilities. New meandering paths, mounded lawns and a variety of trees provide a
pleasant stroll around the park and fields.
In addressing safety issues, views into the park
opened up. Existing trees were thinned out and trimmed up to provide easy
visibility into the site. New lighting for all areas of the park was added.
The park edges were softened with ornamental fencing, low mounding, and informal
planting. These new elements reflect the scale and materials of the recently