Barnard Place Park is a volunteer nonprofit organization in South Boston consisting of Barnard Place residents who are building a beautiful, public park for the community to enjoy.
We see Barnard Place Park as a welcoming respite from the busy city in which we live. Our conceptual design includes trees, shrubs, herbs, a butterfly garden, bistro-style seating, a memorial bench, and a bocce court to honor the history of bocce that was played on this land decades ago.
The Barnard Place residents have cared for this city-owned parcel for more than 30 years. In April of 2019, we established a nonprofit organization to secure the deed to the land with the purpose of retaining it as open space to share with the community.
Join us in making the Barnard Place Park a reality by helping us raise the additional funds needed to construct this beautiful South Boston neighborhood public park. Please visit our Donate page for further information. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
COGdesign (Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design) was instrumental in volunteering their time for several months to create the conceptual design for the public Barnard Place Park.
Special thanks to Jennifer Kimball, Executive Director, COGdesign, Amanda Foran, Landscape Architect, Darrah Cole, Horticulturist, and Valerie Burns, Project Manager, for their expertise, professionalism and dedication to our project.
What is the Barnard Place Park project?
The City of Boston previously owned a 2,000 sq. ft., vacant, parcel of land on Barnard Place. In 2018, City Councilor Ed Flynn, along with Joseph Backer of the Department of Neighborhood Development and Christine Poff, Director of Community Preservation, held a community meeting at the Tynan School to discuss an opportunity to build a public park with a South Boston nonprofit residents group as a Community Preservation project.
After caring for the land for more than three decades, the Barnard Place residents were very interested in developing it into useable, open space. Over the past two years we have established a nonprofit organization, secured Community Preservation funding, purchased the City's parcel, and have begun the pre-construction work to break ground in the Fall of 2020. We are well on our way to realizing Barnard Place Park to share with the community!
The Barnard Place residents hosted an on-site community meeting to discuss the Barnard Place Park project in detail. We give thanks to our special guests Christine Poff, Director, Community Preservation, State Representative David Biele, Darrah Cole, Horticulturist, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Pattie McCormick, Associate Director of Development, Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club for their support, along with the neighborhood residents who took time out of their Saturday morning to join us.
Neighborhood residents gather for the Barnard Place Park community meeting.
Pattie McCormick and neighbors listen to Evan Spencer present the Barnard Place Park project.
Christine Poff, Director of the Community Preservation addresses the crowd.
Christine Poff listens to a resident's question about the Community Preservation Act.
Representative Biele, Christine Poff and neighbors listen to a resident speak.
Horticulturist Darrah Cole shares a laugh.
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