McLaughlin Park’s renovation underway

September 4, 2015
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The renovation of McLaughlin Park began July 1 and is expected to be mostly completed in the fall, according to Boston Parks and Recreation project manager Allison Perlman.

The project has a budget of $430,000. McLaughlin Park is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill.

The renovation will create a loop path on the upper terrace; add new seating along that path; repair Ben’s Circular Tower, as well as the stone stairs leading to it; add new stairs from the lower to upper terrace; install an overlook area with seats in the southeastern portion of the upper terrace; and build a low wall along the park’s edge with Parker Hill Avenue, which will replace the current guardrail.

Ben’s Circular Tower is a memorial for Ben Beland, according to the Boston Art Commission website. Beland, who died of cancer, was a child from Mission Hill who enjoyed playing at the park. The tower, which has large stones arranged in a circle and is designed to look like a castle, was created by artist Mags Harries.

The contractor for the project is Sequoia Construction.

The upper terrace at McLaughlin Park, which is undergoing a renovation. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The upper terrace at McLaughlin Park, which is undergoing a renovation. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

 

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