Baxter Riverfront Park

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Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
Client: Federal Realty Investment Trust

The 6.1-acre Park is a critical component of the expansive Assembly Row project as well as a critical resource for the Somerville community. Copley Wolff Design Group managed the process for obtaining and synthesizing public feedback on the proposed park uses and design and the public’s comments were incorporated into the final design.

The finished park connects a new urban neighborhood to a riparian resource area, offering opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Park improvements include programmable open space that are available for large gatherings, a lawn area for active uses, a quiet area for passive uses, pedestrian and bicycle paths, and a tot lot. 

Image credits: (1-5) Anthony Crisafulli, (6) CWDG