Nashua Street Park, 2003-2004

Nashua Street Park

Boston, MA

The Nashua Street Park is an elaborate two acre waterfront park constructed by McCourt Construction for MassDOT. The hardscape work included: dismantling a granite block seawall and reassembling it on precast footings; building intricate architectural granite walls, steps and paving; installing a spiraling granite steam release fountain; and building a wood dock.

Landscape improvements included “Pine & Swallow” soil treatment, dozens of new planting beds, mature tree plantings (>8” cal.), and tens of thousands of square feet of new sodded lawn.

Utility work included new lighting, drainage and water. This included a pipe buried within the contaminated bed of the Charles River.

This project opened the banks of the Charles River to recreational boaters and to the public in an area that had previously served as an overgrown, trash-strewn lot.

Project Overview
Owner: MassDOT
Final Value: $7,900,000
Completion Date: June, 2003

Unique Project Features
• Rebuilt historic seawall with original granite blocks
• Working in and along a navigable waterway
• Construction of an outfall line >100’ into the Charles River
• Award-winning public art including unique spiral steam fountain
• Extensive Community outreach
• Mature(>8” cal.) tree plantings
• Working around the schedule of the TD Garden and other city events

Project Awards and Accolades
• 2005 Honor Award – Boston Society of Landscape Architects
• Project featured on cover story of Construction Outlook Magazine

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