Somerville Junction

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Following the completion of the Green Line and Community Path extension, the City of Somerville is planning to expand and improve Somerville Junction Park. In addition to being an important neighborhood passive park, Junction Park will become an important node and resting place along the Community Path. The City has hired a design consultant to lead the design and community process in Spring 2022. Potential new amenities at an expanded Junction Park may include community gardens, water play, and adult fitness equipment.

Following the completion of the Green Line and Community Path extension, the City of Somerville is planning to expand and improve Somerville Junction Park. In addition to being an important neighborhood passive park, Junction Park will become an important node and resting place along the Community Path. The City has hired a design consultant to lead the design and community process in Spring 2022. Potential new amenities at an expanded Junction Park may include community gardens, water play, and adult fitness equipment.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE - Phase 1 Extended to Early Spring

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    UPDATE: Construction Phase 1

    UEL Contractors will continue to work during the winter, weather permitting.

    Anticipated Schedule: September - Early Spring 2024 (subject to change)

    Location: On-Site - Junction Park (Centre St. to Central St.)


    Description of Work:

    • Repaving Community Path between Centre St. and Central St.

    • Tree removal

    • Underground utility work

    • Look out installation

    • Light pole installation


    Anticipated Impacts:

    • Community Path: During Phase 1, the Community Path will remain open and directed along the construction site. Access from Woodbine and Central street will remain open.

    • The temporary asphalt path is the same width as the Community Path extension from Central Street to Brickbottom and meets ADA accessibility requirements.


  • Junction Park - Phase 1 On-Site Community Path Route - Thursday, September 28 (subject to change)

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    Construction Phase 1

    Anticipated Schedule: September - December 2023 (subject to change)

    Location: On-Site - Junction Park (Centre St. to Central St.)


    Description of Work:

    • Repaving Community Path between Centre St. and Central St.

    • Tree removal

    • Underground utility work

    • Seat wall and retaining wall installation


    Anticipated Impacts:

    • Community Path: During Phase 1, the Community Path will remain open and directed along the construction site. Access from Woodbine and Central street will remain open.

    • The temporary asphalt path is the same width as the Community Path extension from Central Street to Brickbottom and meets ADA accessibility requirements.
  • Somerville Junction Groundbreaking Ceremony

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    EVENT RECORDING:

    https://youtu.be/sD5WcJ-JfZ4


    Somerville Junction Park Ground Breaking Ceremony

    Location: In-Person, 114 Central Street

    Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2:30-3:30 PM (rain date Friday, August 18, 9:30-30:30am)

    Mayor Ballantyne, Councilor Gomez-Mouakad, and City Staff invite you to a Ground Breaking Ceremony for Somerville Junction Park. We are excited to break ground – come celebrate this milestone!

    Questions contact: Cortney Kirk – ckirk@somervillema.gov, 617-625-6600 x 2544

  • Neighborhood Construction Kick-Off RECORDING

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    Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, Ward 5 City Councilor Beatriz Gomez Mouakad, and the City’s Division of Public Space and Urban Forestry held a virtual community meeting to learn about upcoming construction to improve and expand Somerville Junction Park.

    Please view the recording of the fourth Junction Park Neighborhood Meeting with Councilor Gomez-Mouakad and City Project Manager Cortney Kirk from the Public Space & Urban Forestry Division (PSUF).

    VIEW RECORDING HERE

    DOWNLOAD SLIDES HERE

  • Neighborhood Construction Kick-Off Meeting

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    Mayor Ballantyne, Councilor Gomez-Mouakad, and City Staff invite you to a neighborhood meeting to learn about the construction schedule for Somerville Junction Park. We are excited to kick-off construction of Somerville Junction Park! Come hear about the construction, tree removals, and ask questions.

    GoTo Webinar, register here: bit.ly/43HB04u

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If joining live, you will be directed to the meeting in progress.

    Interpretation services will not be available for this meeting. To request interpretation materials after the meeting please Contact: Cortney Kirk – ckirk@somervillema.gov, 617-625-6600 x 2544

  • Draft Project Schedule

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    Below is a breakdown of the draft project schedule for Somerville Junction Park:

    - Construction Mobilization - Week of August 14, 2023

    - Groundbreaking Ceremony - August 16, 2:30-3:30pm (rain date: 8/18, 9:30-10:30am)

    - Construction of park - August 2023 - December 2024

    All timeline are subject to change.

    Please email Cortney Kirk at ckirk@somervillema.gov with any questions.

  • Junction Park Community Meeting #3 Recording

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    Please view the recording of the third Junction Park Community Meeting with landscape architects Crowley Cottrell. Design development, including program elements, materials and the proposed plant palette was presented, and attendees asked questions and provided feedback.

    VIEW RECORDING HERE

  • Virtual Public Meeting #3 - JULY 26th 6pm

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    At this meeting, City staff and consultants will discuss the design process to date, continue the define the spaces and materials within the park, and seek public feedback. Construction is expected to begin after the MBTA Green Line and Community Path extensions are completed later this year.


    Please click the link below to register for the webinar:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83918331802

    Or One tap mobile :

    US: +16465588656,,83918331802# or +16469313860,,83918331802#

    Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

    US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 646 931 3860 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 444 9171 or +1 720 707 2699 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799

    Webinar ID: 839 1833 1802

    International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kLL3Pr4PZ



  • Junction Park Community Meeting #2 Recording

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    Please view the recording of the second Junction Park Community Meeting with landscape architects Crowley Cottrell. Design development was presented, and attendees asked questions and provided feedback. One additional community meeting will follow in July 2022.

  • Virtual Public Meeting #2

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    At this second of three community meetings with landscape architects Crowley Cottrell, we will review what was heard at the previous public meeting, discuss future park programming, and consider the question "What will we do in the park?". We look forward to a lively discussion imagining a new design for Junction Park!


    Please register for the meeting at the link below.


    Registration URL


    Webinar ID

    290-825-787

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