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.


Plans for Rogers Street Park (presented November 8, 2017)

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


Presentation of design update at East Cambridge Planning Team Meeting

Please join us for an update on the design of Rogers Street Park at an upcoming East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) meeting. The meeting will be held:

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Meeting starts at 7:00 P.M.
East End House
105 Spring Street

This will be a regular meeting of the ECPT neighborhood group. Members of the public are open to attend. 


Public Meeting to View Park Designs

Please join us for a public meeting to view designs for three new open spaces in eastern Cambridge, including Rogers Street Park.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Kennedy-Longfellow School Cafeteria
158 Spring Street

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

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 about the eastern Cambridge parks.

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 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.

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.