Greene-Rose Heritage Park

Greene Rose Heritage Park

Greene-Rose Heritage Park lies along Harvard Street near the intersection with Moore Street. There is also an access point from Broadway near the intersection with Windsor Street. Construction of the park was completed in 2008. This neighborhood park includes a children’s playground, water play area, open field, benches, landscaping and trees, and public art installations commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council. The existing community garden area and tennis court on the site were renovated as part of the project.


From 1998 to 2000, a City Manager-appointed group called the Green Ribbon Open Space Committee looked at the future open space needs of the Cambridge community. They found that the City should consider certain areas, including parts of Area Four, as top priorities for the creation of new open space, in the form of community parks and playgrounds.

In November 1999, the Cambridge City Council voted to approve the use of Cambridge's Open Space Acquisition Fund to acquire the 238 Broadway site, which contained a vacant commercial building. Eight public meetings held in 2001 and 2002 discussed the programming and design of new open space on that site. Design work was completed during 2002.

From 2000 to 2004, the buildings at 238 Broadway served as the temporary home for several City of Cambridge offices, while their permanent office building underwent renovations. The renovations were completed, and the offices moved out of 238 Broadway in February 2004. Demolition and site preparation occurred in 2005, and construction was completed in 2008.

  • Greene Rose Heritage Park
  • Greene Rose Heritage Park
  • Greene Rose Heritage Park
  • Greene Rose Heritage Park
  • Greene Rose Heritage Park
  • Greene Rose Heritage Park

If you would like additional information please contact Jeff Roberts by phone 617/349-4639 or by email at jroberts@cambridgema.gov.