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Last updated: 10/29/18

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.

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The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department is working in partnership with the Environment Department. We're creating a comprehensive, long-term plan. Our goal is to balance recreational needs and community gathering spaces. We want to protect against climate-change impacts, such as flooding from increased rainfall and sea-level rise. Our first stop in the vision process is reaching out to you.  Let us know what your vision is for Moakley Park by attending a meeting or filling out the survey.

Moakley Park Vision Plan Survey

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

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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: