Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
195 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Maynard Begins Design Phase for Veterans’ Memorial Park
Community Invited to Attend Public Workshops with Architect
MAYNARD — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet reports that the design phase of the Veterans’ Memorial Park has begun and the community is invited to attend the first public workshop next month.
“The redesign of the park will emphasize the connection between downtown destinations, contributing to the town’s overall success and popularity,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “A key goal of this project is to improve the park’s circulation to help pedestrians move safely and enjoyably between downtown destinations.”
Maynard awarded the design contract to CBA Landscape Architects, LLC of Cambridge. The design stage of the project is expected to last until mid-February and will feature public workshops and design sessions. Once the design phase is complete, the town will be begin looking at funding options, including state and local grants, to complete the project.
A kick-off public workshop will be held at 7 p.m. at Maynard Town Hall on Dec. 3. The community is encouraged to attend to share visions for the park.
“We want to ensure the public has plenty of opportunity to weigh in on this initiative,” said Maynard Planning Board member Greg Tuzzolo, a landscape architect who will also work closely on the project. “It is a win-win for the town and can improve many aspects of downtown”.
CBA Landscape Architects has extensive experience in park design and has completed numerous projects in Arlington, Beverly, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Melrose, Malden, Revere and Somerville.
Principal Clara Batchelor’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Garden Design, Design New England, Great Backyards, and on the television shows Restore America with Bob Vila, Bob Vila’s Home Again, and People, Places, Plants. Co-principal Denis Chagnon’s experience includes Wayside Commons in Burlington, Mothers Rest and Almont parks, and Gibbons Playgrounds in Boston, Island End Park in Chelsea, and the Wayland Town Center development.
“The committee felt that CBA has the right mix of small town experience, understanding of pedestrian dynamics and the necessary sensitivity for a project such as our Veterans’ Memorial Park,” said Town Planner Bill Nemser, who served on the park re-design selection committee. “As a veteran, I recognize the special place the park holds for those who have served. It is essential to get input from local vets to understand what they feel can be improved within the park.”
For additional information contact Bill Nemser at 978-897-1302 or [email protected]