Sennott Park Renovation Project

Sennott Park

Construction

Beginning in late summer 2021, the City's contractor will begin working on-site to begin renovations to Sennott Park. Work will include comprehensive renovation of the playground, field area, water play area, walkways, fencing, and basketball courts.

During this project, access to playgrounds, splashpads, basketball courts and fields will be CLOSED. This project is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

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Background

The City's approach to planning and designing public spaces is guided by its Healthy Parks and Playgrounds goals, which include designing a network of parks and playgrounds so that they provide a diverse range of integrated play environments that collectively serve a full range of age groups and interests.

The vicinity around Sennott Park includes several small playgrounds and schoolyards, as well as medium sized parks with a variety of recreational facilities and play amenities, such as Clement G. Morgan Park and Green-Rose Heritage Park.


Virtual Open Houses

The project team held two virtual open houses in February 2020 to discuss the project with community members, solicit feedback, and answer questions.

Park Design Objectives

  • Build community: Design beautiful, inspiring places where people will want to gather, linger, and enjoy.
  • Build great places: Design each park so that it will be a unique place. This involves not only choosing equipment, but also designing the surroundings, setting, and total environment.
  • Design parks for everyone: Design parks that have intergenerational appeal, that serve a broad range of age groups and interests.
  • Balance passive and active recreation: Achieve the appropriate balance between passive and active uses; between spaces that allow for more flexible use, and spaces that feature specific equipment, for specific activities.
  • Integrate the natural environment: Incorporate many of the ideas expressed in the City’s Healthy Parks and Playground initiative, including greater reliance on natural materials, designing for seasonal interest, creating more durable landscapes, plantings, that can withstand active use.

 

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For information about park maintenance, reservations for events, and athletic field permits, please visit the Permits and Maintenance page on our website.

For more information, contact Daniel Wolf, Neighborhood Planner, at 617/349-4618 or by email at dwolf@cambridgema.gov.