Roslindale Neighbors: Adams Park renovation in the works

May 9, 2014
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Roslindale’s Adams Park—the triangle formed by Washington, Poplar and South Streets—is undergoing a $208,000 renovation that will include a new performance space, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Ryan Woods.

During the renovation, the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Farmer’s Market, which usually is held at Adams Park, will be moved to another location.

Other improvements to Adams Park will include renovated pathways and landscaping.

“The community wanted a performance space with updated electrical [service] so they could continue with community performances on weeknights, as well as their popular farmer’s market on Saturdays,” said Woods in an email to the Gazette.

Woods said the renovation, which began in April, is expected to be completed in August.

“Mayor Martin Walsh along with the Boston Parks Department plan to do an official ribbon-cutting in September with an outdoor movie,” he said.

The farmer’s market will be moved to the upper MBTA parking lot at the Roslindale commuter line station at South Conway and Robert Streets during the park renovation, according to RVMS Executive Director Christina DiLisio.

She said the new location will have more space and allow the market to add vendors and have child activities, including a petting zoo.

“It’s going to be bigger and better. We’re excited,” said DiLisio.

The farmer’s market will kick off June 7 and will return to the Adams Park after the renovations are completed.

DiLisio said that RVMS is “thrilled” about the renovations, as anytime the City invests in space that the community uses and that the business community is centered around, “good things happen.”

“It really means a lot,” she said.

Roslindale’s Adams Park, which is undergoing a $208,000 renovation. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

Roslindale’s Adams Park, which is undergoing a $208,000 renovation. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

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