Sennott Park Renovation Project

The City is making repairs and modest improvements to Sennott Park, a well-loved, highly active park in The Port neighborhood. Work will include comprehensive renovation of the playground, field area, water play area, interior and perimeter walks, fencing, and basketball courts. Construction is anticipated to begin Fall 2021. 

The City worked with the contractor to phase construction of the Sennott Park renovations to allow portions of this important neighborhood open space to remain accessible during the construction period. The first phase of work will keep approximately ¾-acre of the field open to the public while the playground, basketball courts, and remainder of the field are under construction. The remaining field work will commence once the playground and courts are completed and reopened. 

Phase 1 is expected to be completed Fall 2022. Phase 2 is expected to be completed Fall 2023. For a list of other parks near by click here

For information about the community process for this project, please visit: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Parks/sennottpark

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Construction Update - December 9, 2021

Beginning Monday, December 13, the City’s contractor,  JNJ Sacca will remove and replace a section of the City’s  parking lot located off Harvard Street, adjacent to St. Bartholomew’s Church.  The purpose of the work is to adjust the rear parking lot grades, to meet proposed park grades.  

This work is weather pending and should be completed at the end of the week. JNJ Sacca will post for “NO PARKING” in this section of the parking lot in advance of the work.  We ask that you refrain from parking  in the posted zone during the work.  Once the work is completed with temporary asphalt in place, the temporary construction fence will be shifted back and the parking lot spaces will be available for approved parking again.


Construction Update - September 27, 2021

As of September 27, 2021, the City's contractor started construction of planned renovations to Sennott Park. The playground, basketball courts, and a portion of the field are closed to the public. The City will leave approximately ¾-acre of the field open to the public during construction to allow access to a portion of this important neighborhood park.

Key components of the project will include:

  • A fully renewed playground designed to encourage movement and creative, collaborative play
  • Significant tree plantings and an improved field drainage system
  • An extended path to form a loop around the field
  • A new fitness station, renovated basketball courts, and an enhanced waterplay area

The City worked with the contractor to phase the project to allow portions of this important neighborhood open space to remain accessible during the construction period. The first phase of work will keep approximately ¾-acre of the field open to the public while the playground and basketball courts are under construction. The remaining field work will commence once the playground and courts are completed and reopened.


Construction Update - September 17, 2021

In response to public input and requests from the Mayor and Councillors, the City is working with the contractor to phase construction of the Sennott Park renovations to allow portions of this important neighborhood open space to remain accessible during the construction period. The first phase of work will keep approximately ¾-acre of the field open to the public while the playground and basketball courts are under construction. The remaining field work will commence once the playground and courts are completed and reopened.

The estimated completion date is now Spring 2023. 

Please check back for updates regarding phasing and start dates as soon as they become available. 


Construction Update- August 25, 2021

JNJ Sacca mobilized to Sennott Park to erect temporary perimeter construction fencing in preparation for site construction. The entrances to the park will remain open for park users to continue to use the field, play and waterplay areas, and basketballs until full park closure with exception to the closures to the park entrances via the parking lot off Harvard Street (St. Bartholomew Church), and Moses Youth Center rear upper plaza deck.

The week of September 6th the entrances to the park will be closed to park users to begin site prep and demo.


The City's construction contractor, JNJ Sacca, will begin mobilization at Sennott Park in late summer 2021.

Construction is currently estimated to be completed by Fall 2022. 

 

Fall/Winter 2021: Construction of Phase 1

Winter/Spring/Summer 2022: Construction of Phase 1

Fall 2022: Estimated completion of Phase 1

Fall 2022- Fall 2023: Phase 2


The schedule below is no longer valid. A new schedule is being prepared to allow for phasing of the project and keeping a portion of the park accessible. Please check back for updates.


Summer 2021- Contractor mobilization, perimeter fence installation

Fall 2021-Fall 2022: Construction

Fall/Winter 2022: Estimated completion

For information about the community process for this project, please visit: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Parks/sennottpark

Kate Riley - Community Relations Manager

kriley@cambridgema.gov

617-349-4870

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