Elm and Hampshire Plaza

The Community Development Department is planning a comprehensive renovation of the Elm and Hampshire Plaza.  The plaza is located at the corner of Elm Street and Hampshire Street in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. The renovated plaza is intended to be more inviting and interesting with whimsical and playful elements and will feature new seating areas, small climbing and spinning structures, a dance chimes feature, lighting, an internal path, and new plantings and landscaping. 


Fall 2014

Park improvements are expected to begin this fall. Please check back for updates.

For information related to construction, please contact Kelly Dunn, DPW Community Relations manager at 617/349-4870 or kdunn@cambridgema.gov.

Summer 2014

It's anticipated that construction will begin on renovations to Elm and Hampshire Plaza in late summer 2014 and last approximately one year.  Please note that the plaza will be closed during construction.  Please check back on this webpage for updates. 

For more information please contact Taha Jennings at 617/349-4302 or by email at tjennings@cambridgema.gov

Community Meeting May 1, 2014

A community meeting regarding the renovations to Elm and Hampshire Plaza was held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:30 P. M.  The meeting was an opportunity to see and discuss a concept plan for improvements to the plaza at the corner of Elm and Hampshire Streets.

Community Meeting, February 11, 2014

A community meeting regarding the renovations to Elm and Hampshire Plaza was held on February 11th, 2014 at 7:00 P. M. Discussion focused on the park renovation process and included an opportunity for the community to share thoughts on how the plaza is currently used and how it would ideally be used in the future. The follow-up meeting will be held May 1, 2014 at 5:30 P. M.

It's anticipated that construction will begin on renovations to Elm and Hampshire Plaza in late summer 2014 and last approximately one year.  Please note that the plaza will be closed during construction.  Please check back on this webpage for updates. 

For more information please contact Taha Jennings at 617/349-4302 or by email at tjennings@cambridgema.gov

The Community Development Department is planning a comprehensive renovation of the Elm and Hampshire Plaza. The plaza is located at the corner of Elm Street and Hampshire Street in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. The plaza currently consists of a passive grassy area, and a decorative planter with some surrounding hardscape and seating areas.

The renovated plaza is intended to be more inviting and interesting with whimsical and playful elements and will feature new seating areas, small climbing and spinning structures, a dance chimes feature, lighting, an internal path, and new plantings and landscaping. 

Check out an example of the dance chimes here

Park improvements throughout the city are also guided by the goals of Healthy Parks and Playgrounds Initiative.

For more information please contact Kelly Dunn, Department of Public Works Community Relations Manager, at 617/349-4870 or by email at kdunn@cambridgema.gov.