Gold Star Mothers Park

Gold Star Mothers Park

Gold Star Mothers Park on Gore Street in East Cambridge is about a 1.5-acre open space that features a softball field, playground with water play, and basketball courts as well as pathways, trees, benches and picnic tables. It is next door to the Simoni Memorial Skating Rink. Renovations to the park in 2006 included installation of new playground and water play equipment as well as improvements to pathways, landscaping, fences, signage and lighting.


Over a one year period, the City of Cambridge, in coordination with the East Cambridge Planning Team, held a series of public meetings to develop a plan for renovations to Gold Star Mothers Park, on Gore Street in East Cambridge.  These renovations included installation of new playground and water play equipment as well as improvements to pathways, landscaping, fences, signage, and lighting.

At the first public meeting on February 23, 2005, residents discussed general issues with the park, including how it is used and how people feel it might be improved. At the second meeting on May 11, 2005, a preliminary design was presented and discussed, along with a set of design suggestions developed by members of the East Cambridge Planning Team. On June 15, 2005, a revised design was presented and discussed. Handouts from the May 11 and June 15 meetings, describing some of the reasoning behind the design decisions, are posted below.

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For information about the park improvements, contact Jeff Roberts by phone at 617/349-4639 or by email at jroberts@cambridgema.gov.

For information about reserving playing fields, contact the Field Permits Office at 617/349-6238.