Sunday, January 20, 2013
Quincy Street Park, near Union Square, has planted terraces, a stepping stone path and an Adirondack-chair seating area.
Sunday, January 20
The following is from the city of Somerville: QUINCY STREET PARK REOPENS WITH RIBBON CUTTING JAN. 24th Newly Renovated Park Incorporates New Trees and Plants, Benches, Walkways SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invite all interested community members to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the reopening of the Quincy Street Park on Thursday, January 24th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The ceremony marks the completion of extensive renovations at the open space on Quincy Street, located between Somerville Avenue and Summer Street just outside Union Square. Refreshments will be served. Designed by Weston Sampson Engineers and WANTED Landscape Architecture, renovations began in fall of 2012 and the park now …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The “Somerville Parks, Now and Then” tour kicks off at 2 p.m.
A bike tour of the city today will explore Somerville's parks. Here's a description of the tour, which begins at 2 p.m., from the city of Somerville: “Somerville Parks, Now and Then” is sponsored in cooperation with the Somerville Bike Committee. This year’s theme will take us from one end of the City to the other, learning about Somerville’s wealth of parks and what they used to be. The guided ride, escorted by the Somerville Police, is designed for all ages and riding levels, and includes a couple of rest stops and park hosts. Starts at City Hall and ends at the Somerville Museum around 4:15 pm, with light refreshments. $3.00 donation suggested." You can see a map of the route here. Check out the event's Facebook page here.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The city has a number of free activities Saturday for kids and families.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Editor's note: The following information was provided by the city of Somerville: The City of Somerville will join more than 50,000 communities across 45 states this year for the second annual Kids to Parks Day. A grassroots movement started by National Parks Trust, Kids to Parks events are planned nationwide to celebrate America's parks through active play on Saturday, May 19th. In Somerville, events are planned at several parks throughout the City, including Hodgkins-Curtin Playground, Albion Park, Lexington Park and the Community Path, Blessing of the Bay Boat House and Shore Drive, Prospect Hill Park, Perry Park, and Glen Park, and will include activities such as story time for kids, Zumba, bicycle safety programming and bike decorating…
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The city is moving the East Somerville park from near the highway to a more desirable location close to Broadway.
Somerville has received a $500,000 grant from the state to help build the new Harris Park on Cross Street in East Somerville, according to an announcement from the state. The Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant comes from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and it will help the city move Harris Park from its current location, butting up against Interstate 93 service roads, to a more desirable location a few blocks away. In its present location on Cross Street East, Harris Park is a small concrete space with some run-down basketball hoops. It's rare to see children playing there, though the sight of cars whizzing by on their way to the highway is common. Last year, the city used the park …