Archive for ‘Parks’

February 28, 2013

Daly Field dreams

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The Friends of Daly Field are having a meeting to present their plan to transform the property into a multi-use sports site. It would be paid for by Simmons College, and in return the school would gain exclusive use of the property during certain times, as would Brighton High School and the Allston-Brighton Little League. While it is not a done deal, it seems likely that the Department of Conservation & Recreation will approve it. The Friends would hold the lease, subject to the terms of legislation that was passed in August. The Friends website does not list its board members.

CORRECTION: The board of directors is listed here.

The meeting is Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm at Brighton High School, 25 Warren Street, Brighton.

It is crucial that there is strong oversight by the state. Once private entities get control of property, it is hard ensure that they allow public access and keep all their commitments. Harvard and the YMCA have long-term leases on their local properties (500 and 99 years, respectively). Harvard’s Allston gates are closed to the community and the Y reserves its health club to paying members and bailed on many promises.

April 24, 2012

Clean & shine

The city’s annual park clean-up is taking place this Saturday, April 28 from 8:30AM to 2PM. Contact Angela Holm in the Office of Neighborhood Services (617-635-3485) if you want to help out.

The Hobart Park Neighborhood Association in particular is looking for help. Let them know you are available at hpna -at-

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March 29, 2012

Punk ball

The scene at Ringer Park last Sunday. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the image to get a sense what was happening. Is this related to Calvin Ball?

March 20, 2012

Keep it green

The Boston Tree Party was out at Ringer Park recently, promoting the initiatives of their local ally, the Ringer Park Partnership Group.

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March 11, 2012

Shubow Park

This small bit of green space at the intersection of Chiswick Road and Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton is up for some planning and improvements. Fronted by Temple B’nai Moshe, it is named for Rabbi Joseph Shubow, its first rabbi. Neighbors can get involved at a public meeting Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30PM at the Hamilton School, 198 Strathmore Road.

March 7, 2012

Pick your park design

The preferred redesign plan for Joyce Playground will be chosen this Saturday, March 11 at a 3 PM community meeting at the park. If the weather turns more March-like, the gathering will adjourn to the District 14 police station. story here, and a previous post here.

January 18, 2012

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but parks need both

Joyce Playground, located at the corner of Union Street and Lyne Road in Brighton, will get a major makeover thanks to a half-million dollar state grant.



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