Horatio Harris Park is a passive open space located in a dense historic Roxbury neighborhood. Originally designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the park is characterized by pastoral puddingstone outcroppings, mature shade trees, gently sloping lawns and Roxbury puddingstone walls at the park’s perimeter.
Our design included the replacement of aged and deteriorating pedestrian walkways with new accessible concrete walks. Existing concrete stairs were upgraded and replaced with new ornamental granite treads to make them appear more in keeping with this historic park. New seating provides quiet resting places and conversation areas for visitors. Security was improved with lighting repairs and a new emergency call box.
Magnificent heritage trees were pruned for safety and health throughout the park and new perennial gardens were planted where a historic plant bed was once located. Existing lawns were renovated to improve their health and appearance.
Horatio Harris Park was recently featured on boston.com!