Planning, Design, and Construction at Boston Parks
The Design and Construction Unit is responsible for open space planning, park design, and construction. Our project managers implement improvement projects to passive and active open space. These spaces include parks, cemeteries, athletic fields, and more.
Once a project has been identified and funded, project managers work with the community. They identify specific goals through a series of public meetings. They also develop a schematic plan to base the bid documents upon.
Citywide Planning initiatives
Open Space and Recreation Plan
The OSRP provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of Boston's park system as well as a set of goals and a Seven-Year Action Plan that will guide the City’s parks-related work heading towards 2030.
Urban Forest Plan
Creating a blueprint for supporting Boston's urban forest for the next 20 years and beyond.
Planning for Future Parks
We're enhancing and enlarging Boston's network of resilient community parks. Where would you like to see parks?
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design and Implementation Guide
Green infrastructure guide for use in Parks projects.
Franklin Park Action Plan
The goal is to understand the planning efforts that have come before it, what is working and isn’t working in the park, and what the Franklin Park neighborhood wants to see in the future.
Boston Common Master Plan
The goal of the Master Plan is to create a Common that will serve the people of Boston and visitors alike while protecting this special place for decades to come.
A coordinated planning effort to cool the City, expand the urban forest, and improve the park system.