COGdesign, the Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design, has been instrumental in volunteering their time over the past 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.
Our Barnard Place Park nonprofit organization consists of Barnard Place residents who are volunteering their time to create a beautiful, public park for the City of Boston to enjoy.
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 pursue ownership of this land to build a public park.
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 and bring the current community together in a fun, interactive way.
In September of 2019, the Barnard Place residents hosted an on-site informational meeting to discuss the Barnard Place Park project in detail. We want to thank our special guests Christine Poff, Director, Community Preservation, 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 time and support, along with the neighborhood residents who took time out of their Saturday morning to join us.
WHAT IS THE BARNARD PLACE PARK PROJECT?
The City of Boston currently owns a 2,000 sq. ft. parcel of land on Barnard Place. In 2018, City Councilor Ed Flynn, Joseph Backer, DND, and Christine Poff, CPA, held a community meeting at the Tynan School in South Boston to discuss interest in building a public park with a nonprofit neighborhood group as a City of Boston Community Preservation project. The Barnard Place residents stepped up and have worked closely with the City to save this parcel from being sold for private development. We are moving forward with our steps to purchase the parcel and apply for Community Preservation funding to help make the park a reality. Upon ownership, we will begin our fundraising campaign.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
We have established the Barnard Place Park nonprofit organization and would like to welcome any Boston residents who may be interested in joining us to create a beautiful open space for everyone to enjoy. Please feel free to reach out to us below for further details.
A Nonprofit is as Strong as Its Community. Together we can do more to keep our South Boston neighborhood from losing all of its green space. Let's bring our talent and vision together to have a voice in how we live in our community.
BARNARD PLACE PARK - 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
603R East Second Street, South Boston, MA
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