06 October 2009

South Boston Maritime Park and Ned's Park

The weather for our Boston field trip looks clear and cool. (As you can see from a few of these photos, it was not quite as clear last time we visited.) So it should be great when we revisit this relatively new plaza in Boston so I can get better photos, but also so we can see it under better terms. The South Boston Maritime Park was designed by Halvorson Design Partnership and won a 2006 ASLA General Design Award of Honor. It includes a large open lawn panel and a seating area for dining.

Across the street is Ned's Park (or Eastport Park) which got featured in LAM twice in 2004 for its user-friendliness and popularity and questions about its disposability. This park is more of a sculpture park, crowded with interesting elements, but you can visit and decide for yourself if you think it has sufficient organization and structure to unite the pieces.

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