Moakley Park Vision Plan
The Vision Plan was the first step in a long-term effort to redesign Moakley Park. Our goal is to increase recreational opportunities and respond to coastal flooding risks.
In the first phase of Resilient Moakley Park, we worked in with community groups to create a new vision for Moakley Park. Our goal was to balance recreational needs with community gathering spaces and flooding protection.
You can see the results of our work below. Track progress and contribute to the ongoing redesign effort on our Moakley Park page.
Project location:Moakley Park
1005 Columbia Street
- Project status: Vision completed (now in design phase)
- Vision Plan Development Budget: $210,000
- Project features: Climate resilient design integrating sport facilities, passive uses, and children's play.
- Consultant: Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Community meetings archive
View a record of the community engagements and meetings that informed the Moakley vision plan.
- Moakley Park Vision Plan Open House (March 21, 2019): 6:30 p.m., Iron Workers Local 7 Union
- DISCOVER Moakley (September 29, 2018): 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; 7 - 9 p.m., Moakley Park and Carson Beach
- Moakley Park Vision Plan Community Meeting #2 (July 19, 2018) - 5 p.m., Tierney Learning Center, South Boston
- Moakley Park Vision Plan Community Meeting #1 (RESCHEDULED - April 11, 2018) - 6:30 p.m., Tierney Learning Center, South Boston
Groups we worked withGroups we worked with
2016 ideas competition results
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:
- Coastal Carpet by Balinbin
- Game On by Warner Larson + Nitsh Engineering
- Let's Get Wet by 321GO
- Look Both Ways by MASS Design Group
- Mixing Ground by STOSS + Continuum
- Bridging the Gap by Cannon Design
- Park to Pier by Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge
- Resurgence by CDM Smith
- Room for Everyone by Woodard and Curran
- Urban Ecotone by Copley Wolff Design Group
- Working Tidal by CBA Landscape Architects