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Parks

Horatio Harris Park

Horatio Harris Park

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..
Buttonwood Park North Woods Trail

Buttonwood Park North Woods Trail

Buttonwood Park was designed by Charles Eliot, an employee at the office of Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed Boston’s Emerald Necklace and Central Park located in New York City. RDLA was retained by the Friends of Buttonwood Park to develop a Master Plan for a new trail system in the North Woods section of..
Farlow Park

Farlow Park

Farlow Park is the oldest park in Newton and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It originally featured graceful strolling paths and a wooden victorian bridge which traversed a placid pond for quiet reflection. The original reflection pond is currently filled soil and seeded with lawn. The original Adirondack-style wooden bridge was..
Grove Hall Promenade

Grove Hall Promenade

The underutilized pocket park at Grove Hall has been reimagined with the help of the community, to create a vibrant, safe, and fun space for the neighborhood to enjoy. A promenade lies at the heart of the design, providing a pedestrian connection between the busy commercial street of Blue Hill Avenue with the municipal parking..
Pierce Park

Pierce Park

This park renovation re-imagines an exciting open space for children of all ages, including a daring embankment slide, new play equipment, a quiet passive lawn area, picnic facilities, new multipurpose field and basketball court. The project is expected to be opened in Spring of 2017.
North Park

North Park

CONCEPT This playground utilizes natural and found materials to create an imaginative and enjoyable play space for the children of Fall River in the historic Olmsted-designed North Park. THE SOLUTION North Park was designed by the Olmsted firm in the early twentieth century. RDLA designed a new playground that fits within the historic context of the..
Murphy School Playground

Murphy School Playground

GALLERY playground RDLA provided design services for this Central Massachusetts campus strengthening universal access to several major buildings on a steep site. The design features new ramps, walks, terraces and stairs that fit within the context of the campus architecture with minimal impact to a mature landscape.
Mission Hill School

Mission Hill School

RDLA designed an adventure nature play schoolyard for this K-8 Public School in Boston, MA. The project features interpretive plantings, rustic structures, plant beds, a water chute and dry stream bed for education and play
Larz Anderson Park

Larz Anderson Park

Gallery Larz anderson park Larz Anderson Park is located in Brookline, MA and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Isabel Anderson left the estate to the Town of Brookline in 1948 and only a few years later the mansion became damaged beyond affordable repair and was torn down. Today the Carriage House and..