Franklin Park walls get check-up

January 5, 2007
By

JOHN RUCH

PARKSIDE—Franklin Park’s historic walls and other masonry structures will get a check-up and possibly some fix-ups under a $235,000 Boston Parks and Recreation Department contract.

The exact timeframe remains unclear. Engineering firm bids for the project were due in November.

The project would not involve any new construction, according to Margaret Dyson, the city’s director of historic parks. The assessment will document the condition of the perimeter walls and such features as the stonework on Schoolmaster Hill.

By some sort of stony coincidence, the park wall check-up comes at the same time as unrelated efforts to restore stone walls on the Jamaicaway/Arborway and around part of Arnold Arboretum.