Binney Street Park

Rendering of proposed Binney Street Park

A new City park is being developed at 322 Binney Street in the East Cambridge neighborhood. The design of the park was guided by the Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space Study and Connect Kendall Square Open Space Competition, which resulted in a framework plan that will guide the development of three new parks in eastern Cambridge.

 Update August 2022

Construction began at Binney Street Park. No further updates will be made to this page.

For construction updates, visit the Department of Public Works project page.


August 2022: Construction

Argus Construction began construction at Binney Street Park. Construction will take about 18 months. 

For updates, visit the Department of Public Works project page or contact Kristen Kelleher at kkelleher@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4825.

Binney Street Park and Triangle Park Proposed Designs

Click here to view designs for the new Binney Street Park and Triangle Park in eastern Cambridge shown at the recent public open house.

September 28, 2017: Binney Street Park and Triangle Park Public Open House 

The City of Cambridge, with Stoss Landscape Urbanism, hosted an open house to share designs for two new parks in eastern Cambridge: Binney Street Park and Triangle Park. Construction for these parks is expected to begin in Spring 2018. The open house was held Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Cambridge Police Station 1st Floor Meeting Room, 6:00-9:00p.m.

Binney Street Park is bound by Binney Street, Galileo Galilei Way, Broadway, and the Grand Junction rail corridor. Binney Street Park will include a segment of the planned Grand Junction Greenway shared use path, a fenced dog run, and a hardscape plaza.

Triangle Park is located between Edwin H. Land Boulevard, First Street and Binney Street. Triangle Park will feature a hardscape plaza with a variety of seating, a passive water plaza feature, landscape planting, and an overlook with a view to the Charles River.

The park designs and refinements have been guided by the Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Open Space Study/Connect Kendall Square Open Space Competition and Framework Plan, and shaped by input from the community.

Light refreshments will be served.

April 6, 2017: Binney Street Park Open House Discussion 

An open house was held to discuss the design of Binney Street Park on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Kennedy-Longfellow School Cafeteria, 158 Spring Street, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Following previous discussion about proposed uses at new eastern Cambridge open spaces and off leash dog use at Binney Street Park, City staff and Stoss Landscape Urbanism will be conducting an open house to gather input to inform the park design.

November 3, 2016: Public Meeting to View Park Designs

A public meeting to view park designs for Binney Street Park, as well as Triangle Park and Rogers Street Park was held on Thursday, November 3 at the Kennedy-Longfellow School Cafeteria, 158 Spring Street, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Stoss Landscape Urbanism will present designs for Binney Street Park and Triangle Park, based on concepts presented at the June 2016 public meeting.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. will introduce the Rogers Street Park site, and present initial design concepts.

Light refreshments will be served.

For those unable to attend this meeting, we will be hosting additional open houses to view these park designs. Please check this page for updates on times and locations, or sign up for our email list to receive updates.

June 16, 2016: Public Meeting to Discuss Initial Concepts

A public meeting was held on June 16, 2016 meeting to discuss initial concepts for Binney Street Park and Triangle Park, guided by the Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space Study and Connect Kendall Square Open Space Competition. The City will be working with Stoss Landscape Urbanism on the design of these two parks.

Meeting materials are available for viewing online. Click here to view the presentation slides from the meeting (104MB PDF).

Construction mobilization at Binney Street Park began in August 2022. The project is anticipated to take 18 months to complete. 

Binney Street Park, along with Rogers Street Park and Triangle Park, is one of three new City open spaces being developed in eastern Cambridge. The design of the park was guided by the Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space (ECKOS) Study and Connect Kendall Square Open Space Competition, which resulted in a framework plan for the overall network of open spaces in eastern Cambridge.

East Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space Timeline: 

  • 2012-2013: Kendall Square/Central Square (K2C2) Planning Study
  • 2012: Telephone survey on open space use in eastern Cambridge
  • 2013-2014: Eastern Cambridge/Kendall Square Open Space (ECKOS) Study Committee conducts public process to develop Vision and Goals for open spaces in eastern Cambridge
  • 2014-2015: Connect Kendall Square Open Space Competition to develop open space framework based on Vision and Goals
  • 2016-2023: Design and construction of new open spaces, guided by open space framework

Click here to find out more about the ECKOS Study, Open Space Competition, and resulting framework plan.

Click here to sign up for email updates for this project.

For more information, please contact Gary Chan at 617/349-4603 or by email at gchan@cambridgema.gov.