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By adamg - 6/16/22 - 9:45 am

The City Council yesterday unanimously approved using eminent domain to take roughly an acre of undeveloped land on the shore of Sprague Pond for a park, after one councilor assured the others that city officials will offer a fair price to the current owners - a key concern in a city with a history of eminent domain being used to destroy whole neighborhoods for apartment towers and highways. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 1:13 pm
Proposed park lots

Proposed new park. Ovalish space is the pond; straight lines on right the Northeast Corridor train tracks.

Mayor Wu is proposing to use the city's eminent-domain powers to buy an acre of land along the shore of Sprague Pond, a little known pond on the Hyde Park/Dedham line off Sprague Street that the state last fall designated as a "great pond" open to the public. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 8:42 pm

The Department of Environmental Protection ruled today that Sprague Pond is no longer just OK - it's officially great. Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 12:46 am
Land where condos would go

Lakeside parcel where the condos would go, on Lakeside Avenue.

The state Department of Environmental Protection could decide later this summer whether to add Sprague Pond at the Readville/Dedham line off Sprague Street to its official list of "Commonwealth great ponds." Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 1:47 pm
Sprague Pond

Sprague Pond, with the Northeast Corridor tracks and the Great Blue Hill behind it.

The Hyde Park Historical Society has asked the state to formally designate Sprague Pond, just off Sprague Street and next to the Northeast Corridor train tracks at the Dedham line, as an official "great pond." Read more.

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