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Last updated: 4/24/19

Franklin Park Pathway Improvements

| Park Established 1883 |

Multi-phased $5 million investment in the revitalization and rehabilitation of pathways and entrances in this highly used Emerald Necklace park. 

Historic postcard image of Franklin Park

Franklin Park pathway rehabilitation will improve universal access within the park to expand recreation opportunities and enjoyment for park users of all abilities. Ongoing improvements will continue through phased implementation.

Project location:
Franklin Park
100 Jewish War Memorial Veteran's Drive
Project contact:
Project Information:
  • Project status: Complete
  • Project budget: $5,000,000
  • Consultant: Multiple consulting firms
  • Contractor: Multiple construction companies

Phase IV

Pathways and Entrances at Walnut/Seaver Street to Playstead

Phase IV Project information:
  • Project status: Construction
  • Construction budget: $1,400,000
  • Consultant: Stantec Planning & Landscape Architecture, Inc. 
  • Contractor: To be determined

A photo of a Franklin Park pathway in Roxbury

Renovations to select locations including the Williams Street entrance to Ellicot Arch, between Seaver Street and Playstead Road and Seaver Street and Walnut Avenue.  

    Phase V

    Pathways and Entrances in the Scarboro Pond Area, Shattuck Hospital and Golf Course Parking Lot

    PHASE V Project information:
    • Project status: Design
    • Construction budget: $3,000,000
    • Consultant: Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc.
    • Contractor: To be determined

    Franklin Park pathway along Scarboro Pond to be rehabilitated in phase V.

    The proposed project includes renovations to selected pathways including the drive and path between the Shattuck Hospital, Franklin Park Yard and the golf course parking lot. Pathways surrounding Scarboro Pond will also be included in the renovation. The design process will continue through the Spring of 2017, including an additional community meeting. Construction is anticipated to begin Summer 2017.

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