Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kickin' It in Kittredge, Part 1: Park Re-Do

Ch-ch-ch-changes happening in little Alvah Kittredge Square.
Neighbor Chris McCarthy wrote grants and received copious funding to re-do the park. According to the January Parks Department press release,
 "The restoration of this popular neighborhood park is made possible by the generous contributions of the following private foundations, firm, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund ($100,000); George B. Henderson Foundation ($100,000); Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust ($50,000); Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs ($310,648); and pro bono conceptual landscape design services provided by Carol R. Johnson and Associates, Inc."

Allston artist Ross Miller has been commissioned to create permanent public art for the park.  Ground will be broken this year.

I have photos of the square from this morning but you can see more in these taken in February '10 because there's no tree cover.

Facing north, the Pru in the distance
Kittredge Mansion in the upper left  hand corner

Kittredge Park mural

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