A bit of green in Union Square?
What was once an area of a lackluster, sometimes green space located at 17 Quincy Street will now be transformed into a charming, pint-sized park just outside of Union Square.
Located between Somerville Avenue and Summer Street, Weston Sampson Engineers and WANTED Landscape Architecture have collaborated on this project to renovate the empty lot and turn it into an inviting area to “interact with nature,” as stated on the park’s info-plaque.
Renovations to the Quincy Street Open Space began in fall of 2012 and the park now has three levels of planted terraces, a stepping stone path made of recycled granite curb from the nearby Somerville Avenue reconstruction project, and an Adirondack Chair seating area. Eastman Company helped by donating durable, all-weather wood materials for the project.
The grand opening of the park will be held 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 24. Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston invites residents to join them in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate this new, relaxing green space.