Park Projects

New park in Riverside

Current Projects

Learn about park planning, design or construction projects that are currently underway:

  • Cambridgeport School Playground: Repair and renovation is underway at the playground at the Cambridgeport School, located on Elm Street in the Area Four neighborhood.
  • Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space Study: The City, through the Community Development Department is starting a public process to explore ways to integrate four new open space parcels into the existing open space system in Kendall Square and eastern Cambridge.
  • Harvard Square Placemaking: The City of Cambridge, in cooperation with Harvard University and the Harvard Square Business Association, is engaging in a public process to develop recommendations for the public open space in the center of Harvard Square: The T plaza, Forbes Plaza at Holyoke Center, and the broad sidewalk in front of the Coop and Bank of America.
  • Sacramento Field: Renovations are planned of field and adjacent areas.  The park is located off Sacramento Street in the Agassiz neighborhood.

Recently Completed Projects

  • Cambridge Common: This project renovated the Cambridge Common and built a multi-use path alongside Flagstaff Park on Massachusetts Avenue. Work was competed during 2016.
  • Cambridgeport Parks:The City completed renovation of three neighborhood parks in Cambridgeport in 2013: Alberico Park, David Nunes (Old Morse) Park, and Fulmore Park. The renovated parks provide a wide range of different activities for users of all ages and physical abilities.
  • Clement Morgan and Pine Street Parks: These two parks in Area Four were renovated in 2010 with all new play equipment, landscaping, pathways and park furniture.
  • Elm and Hampshire Plaza: : A comprehensive renovation of Elm and Hampshire Plaza in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood was completed in 2015. The new plaza features improved seating areas, a Little Lending Library, a new spinning and climbing play feature, and musical dance chimes.
  • Haggerty School Playground: Renovations were completed in 2015 to the playground at the Haggerty School, located along Cushing Street in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood.
  • Hurley Street Park: The City recently completed a comprehensive renovation of Hurley Street Park in 2015. Hurley Street Park is an approximately 0.3 acre park located on Hurley Street in East Cambridge and features swings, waterplay, a variety of seating areas, and a new community garden.
  • Kemp Playground at Cambridge Common: The redesigned Alexander W. Kemp Playground at the Cambridge Common was completed and opened in summer 2009. It has a variety of play features to stimulate challenging physical activity as well as creative, exploratory, imaginative and social play for kids of all ages.
  • New Park in Riverside: The new community park in Riverside was created as part of an agreement between the City of Cambridge, Harvard University and the Riverside Neighborhood.
  • Sennott Park Edge Improvements: Improvements to the pathway, new fencing, furniture and plantings were added to the Broadway edge of Sennott Park in 2010. These improvements were intended to beautify the park edge, encourage more passive use and support community gathering.