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Improvements to Medal of Honor Park

Last updated: 6/1/17

Improvements to Medal of Honor Park

M Street Park | Independence Square

| Park Established 1897 |

Park renovation to include improvements to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial plaza, ornamental fencing along East Broadway inspired by Victorian era fence removed in 1899, new play equipment, water play, site furnishings, lawn improvements, pathway and infrastructure upgrades.

Project Update (May 30, 2017): Park construction is underway and will be finishing up soon. Mayor Walsh will open the park to the community on Wednesday, June 28 at 9:30 a.m. as part of the Neighborhood Coffee Hour Series.

A photo of Medal of Honor Park in South Boston

Medal of Honor Park is a well loved historic park in the City Point neighborhood of South Boston.

In 1897, the park historically known as Independence Square was set aside by the City of Boston for public open space. In 1981, the first memorial honoring Vietnam Veterans in the nation was constructed at Medal of Honor Park. Each September a ceremony to rededicate the memorial is held.

Still have questions? Contact:
Parks and Recreation
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Project location:
Medal of Honor Park
East Broadway
South Boston
Project contact:

Michele Folts
michele.folts@boston.gov
617-635-4505

Project information:
  • Project status: Construction
  • Construction budget: $1,335,500
  • Project features: Memorial, passive use, playground, water play
  • Consultant: Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc.
  • Contractor: Haven Contracting

Community meetings

We place information on upcoming and previous meetings in the public notices section of Boston.gov.

Previous meetings:
  • Medal of Honor Park Community Meeting #1 (September 29, 2015)
  • Medal of Honor Park Drop-In Discussions at the park (October 14 - 15, 2015)
  • Medal of Honor Park Community Meeting #3 (December 7, 2015)
  • Medal of Honor Park Community Meeting #4 (March 23, 2016)