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Emerson Park Improvement Project
Erik Shaw, Assistant Highway & Grounds Superintendent, (978) 318-3220, firstname.lastname@example.org
This work began the week of May 24, 2021 and is expected to continue until completion by end of November, 2021
The goal of this project is to construct and install playground safety surfacing, ADA compliant walking paths, rehabilitate the irrigation well and replace the irrigation system. The Highway & Grounds Division has worked with JJA Sports on the design and initial stages of this project. Kilmoyley Construction has been awarded the bid for this project and will be completing the construction.
Emerson Park Construction Update: 3-3-2022
Kilmoyley Construction worked to clean up the entire construction site and remove all equipment, fencing, and remaining materials as of 12-17-2021. CPW worked alongside the contractor under some very challenging conditions to install 15,000 square feet of additional sod to cover the bare soil area near the pool/playground/walking path area. The original plan was to use grass seed to establish this area but that wasn’t viable at the end of the growing season. Additional grading and pavement adjustments near the Stow Street ramp were completed prior to sod installation.
There are still some items that will be addressed in the spring of 2022 including the new fence installation at Everett Street and gate posts at the Stow Street and Thoreau Street access points to prevent motor vehicle access. The wells and irrigation system will be charged up and tested in April when warmer weather is upon us. CPW is excited to be bringing the Emerson Phase 1 improvements project to a close and returning the space to full capacity for the community. The project presented many challenges, but the response from the community has been very positive.