Lt. Gov. Murray announced Tuesday that Somerville will recieve a $500,000 state grant to develop the new Harris Park. Residents can help shape the park at a community meeting on Wed., Jan. 25, 7 p.m., at the Cross Street Senior Center, 165 Broadway. Water features? Better lighting? Community garden plots? Your suggestions on how to apply the grant to park design are wanted. Why? Because it's your park.
The current Harris Park sits just north of Broadway on Cross St. in East Somerville with I-93 on one side and a sea of asphalt (the Super Stop & Shop parking lot) on the other. To create a more suitable play space, the City is moving the park just up the street to 15-25 Cross St. The new lot is behind the Cross St. Senior Center and bordered by quiet residential streets.
Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Alderman Willliam Roche invite you to the second public meeting for the new Harris Park. We will discuss preliminary designs with the landscape architects, GroundView, a firm located in East Somerville. And we welcome your feedback. To view the presentation from the November meeting, please click HERE. For more info, please contact Luisa Oliveira, Senior Planner-Landscape Design, Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development, 617-625-6600, LOliveira@somervillema.gov.
Public Meeting for the NewHarris Park
Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.
at the Senior Center, 165 Broadway.