Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

Roslindale’s Adams Park—the triangle formed by Washington, Poplar and South streets—officially reopened Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Martin Walsh after undergoing a $253,500 renovation that started last April.

“We are very excited about the opening,” said Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Executive Director Christina DiLisio. “We have been waiting for many months for it.”

She said that the new design of the park with a looped path—instead of a walkway cutting through it—will send “a message that the park is a place for people to sit down at and enjoy.”

Besides the new pathway, the renovation included an electrical system; informal performance and gathering space; site furnishings; irrigation; and landscaping, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Ryan Woods.

The park was originally supposed to open in August, but was delayed so that the new grass could settle before being heavily used by events, he said.

“This has been successful due to community participation and the work of local Roslindale resident and landscape architect Kyle Zick,” Woods said about the renovation. “We are delighted that this newly renovated space will allow for more positive programming in Adams Park.”

The opening of the park also marks the return of the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Farmer’s Market, which had moved to the MBTA parking lot at the Roslindale commuter line station during the renovation.

The renovated Adams Park. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The renovated Adams Park. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

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