Emerson Park Improvement Project
Erik Shaw, Assistant Highway & Grounds Superintendent, (978) 318-3220, email@example.com
This work began the week of May 24, 2021 and is expected to continue until completion in mid-September.
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: 9-30-21
General: Recent work has focused on the completion of the ADA walking path and Alley paving, playground resurfacing and irrigation well improvements.
Hunt/Pool/Playground Area – The playground surface has been prepared for new surface installation and ADA access to the structure. The border, base and benches were installed last week and walking paths and sod will be installed in the next week or so. The surface will be poured this week and will need time to cure, up to 3 weeks.
ADA Walking Paths – The topcoat of asphalt was installed and the ADA ramp access on Thoreau Street by the tennis courts was completed. Work is now being done to loam and seed along the path before the growing season ends. The entrance to the flagpole alley at Everett Street will be improved in the coming weeks, followed by the Stow Street access at the project end.
Water Fountains – The water connections and meters have been established and fountains will be installed following some modifications to the pads to accept the fountains.
Irrigation – The irrigation system installation is 95% complete and is awaiting connection to the wells. A few areas inside the construction site will need zones connected following completion of other work in that area.
Wells – The three existing wells for the irrigation system have been redeveloped and are now waiting for power to connect new well pumps. The fourth well has been drilled and is ready for connection to the other three.
Going Forward – The playground re-surfacing should be completed soon, and the playground structure will be reopened in the coming weeks. Once that area is finished and the irrigation system can be connected, the focus will shift back to ADA access at Everett and Stow Street entrances. Growing grass in the areas will be the big focus for the next few weeks. Access areas will be established around the park to accommodate use, but it is important that seeded areas are not disturbed following planting.
NOTE – PLEASE KEEP OFF OF THE NEWLY SEEDED AREAS AT ALL TIMES. THIS INCLUDES PEOPLE, PETS, BICYCLES, CHILDREN ETC…