Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #16
ORDER ADOPTED
Jan 29, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to confer with the Commissioner of Public Works and all other appropriate City departments to review and conduct necessary repairs to the Gold Star Mothers Park and all play and water feature, including drainage issues, with an eye towards mitigating the impacts of local construction and the development of a plan with the community for improving this significant piece of open space.

Information

Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

Gold Star Mothers Park on Gore Street serves a variety of neighborhood open space needs; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

As one of the largest open spaces in East Cambridge, the park features playing fields, water play features, tot lots, playgrounds, passive space, basketball courts, and hosts off leash hours for dogs; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The park was renovated in 2006 with neighborhood input, but many of the elements, such as tot lots and water play are in need of reinvestment; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Recent weather has resulted in significant drainage issues causing large flooded areas of walking paths and the grass field; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The playground equipment and water features, last upgraded in 2006, are worn and need immediate attention for the summer months; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Gore Street residents will be enduring a potential construction project that provides minimal benefit compared to the negative impacts of construction; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Park improvements can provide a lasting benefit for the community; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Commissioner of Public Works and all other appropriate City departments to review the drainage issues and plan for immediate improvements; and be it further


 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Commissioner of Public Works and all other appropriate City departments to review and conduct necessary repairs to the Gold Star Mothers Park and all play and water features, and, with an eye towards mitigating the impacts of local construction, develop a plan with the community for improving this significant piece of open space, and to report back to the City Council on these matters.

 

Meeting History

Jan 29, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED