Rogers Street Park

Proposed Site Plan for Rogers Street Park
Click here to view large scale plan (PDF)

A new City park will be built at 71 Rogers Street. The design of the park will be informed by the Eastern Cambridge/Kendall 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.

Please check back on this webpage for project updates, materials, and additional information.


November 8, 2017: Plans for Rogers Street Park 

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 a meeting was held at the East End House, 2015 Spring Street, at 7:00 p.m. to provide a design update on Rogers Park. 

Click here to view materials for Rogers Street Park presented on November 8, 2017.

November 3, 2017: Public Meeting to View Park Designs

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, a public meeting to view designs for three new open spaces in eastern Cambridge, including Rogers Street Park was held at the Kennedy-Longfellow School Cafeteria, 158 Spring Street, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. introduced the Rogers Street Park site and present initial design concepts. Stoss Landscape Urbanism also presented designs for Binney Street Park and Triangle Park, based on concepts presented at the June 2016 public meeting.

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

2016-2017: Design of new open spaces, guided by open space framework

2018: Anticipated construction of new parks begins


Rogers Street Park, along with Binney Street Park and Triangle Park, is one of three new City open spaces being developed in eastern Cambridge. The design of the park will be 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.

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

In September 2016, a temporary off leash area was created at Rogers Street Park in anticipation of a future permanent location in the neighborhood. This area will be used on an interim basis, and will be unavailable for use when construction begins on the Rogers Street Park site. 

The area is open from dawn to dusk, and may require closure at other times. All City of Cambridge off leash rules and regulations apply and will be enforced accordingly.

A dedicated off leash area will be located within Rogers Street Park as a part of the new park construction. In addition, a new dedicated off leash area will be constructed at the new Binney Street Park in East Cambridge. 

Click here for more information about off leash dogs in City parks.

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