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Moakley Park Vision Plan

Last updated: 3/6/18

Moakley Park Vision Plan

Columbus Park | Columbia Park

Develop a comprehensive Vision Plan addressing recreational needs, park opportunities, and coastal and storm water flooding concerns.

A photo of Joe Moakley Park in South Boston

A Vision Plan for Moakley Park will begin in 2018. This study will evaluate the entire park, all structures (including buildings), and infrastructure to assess future park renovations and climate resiliency potential.

Project location:
Moakley Park
1005 Columbia Street
South Boston
Project contact:
Project Information:
  • Project status: Planning
  • Vision Plan Development Budget: $210,000
  • Project features: Climate resilient design integrating sport facilities, passive uses, and children's play.
  • Consultant: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
  • Contractor: To be determined

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Moakley Park Ideas Competition 2016

Moakley Park Aerial
The Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA), with support from Boston Harbor Now, hosted the Moakley Park Ideas Competition in September 2016. The competition was a call for designers to initiate a dialogue. The goal was to spur thinking about the design potential of one of the City’s largest waterfront parks.

Moakley Ideas Competition Presentation

The Joe Moakley Park Ideas Competition offered innovative visions for Moakley Park. These designs aimed to make the most of its size and location. Aside from providing equal access to recreational and cultural opportunities, they also introduced ideas that help the park adapt in the face of climate change. 

Design team presentations: