July 2021: Construction to Begin at Triangle Park
The City has awarded a contract for construction of Triangle Park to Argus Construction. The contractor has been given a Notice to Proceed and will begin to mobilize at the site in the next several weeks. Construction of the park is expected to be complete by Summer 2022.
If you have any questions regarding construction, please contact Kate Riley, DPW Community Relations Manager, at 617-349-4870/ email@example.com.
August 2020: Revised Design Approach for Triangle Park
Building upon the work of the Urban Forest Master Plan process, the City is working with STOSS Landscape Urbanism to modify the proposed design of the new Triangle Park. The revised approach encourages greater tree canopy, in an area of the city where increased planting has been identified as a priority. The new design increases the amount of planting area and number of new trees proposed for the park, while both fixed and movable seating continue to reflect the passive nature of the previous design.
Click here to find out more about the proposed revised design for Triangle Park.
Triangle Park and Binney Street 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 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. The open house was held Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Cambridge Police Station First Floor Meeting Room from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.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.
Construction for these parks is expected to begin in Spring 2018.
November 2016: Public Meeting and Open Houses to View Park Designs
A public meeting was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Kennedy-Longfellow School Cafeteria (158 Spring Street) from 7:00 p. m. - 8:30 p. m. to view park designs for Triangle Park, as well as Binney Street Park and Rogers Street Park.
Stoss Landscape Urbanism presented designs for Triangle Park and Binney Street 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 Triangle Park and Binney Street 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).