WS Development goes before the Boston Civic Design Commission tomorrow to show off the plans for the 1.5-acre park it's planning for the heart of its large Seaport Square development, in a new neighborhood that currently has little in the way of public amenities.
The proposed park, designed by James Corner Field Operations of New York, would radiate outward from a central square between Boston Wharf Road and East Service Road toward other parts of the South Boston Waterfront, and would include everything from performance areas to a playground unlike any now available in Boston to large, climbable boulders and plantings that would include sugar maples from which the company says sap could be collected in the spring to be made into maple syrup.
The design-commission meeting, which will also include looks at several other development proposals in the city - including WS's latest iteration of its Seaport Square project, which now includes a building for Amazon, begins at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 900 in City Hall.
Harbor Square Park presentation (15.6M PDF).
Seaport Square presentation (12.3 M PDF).
More images of the proposed park:
Part of the playground: