Dewey Square : The Park Returns
The Conservancy will return Dewey Square Park to the public again this week after restorations with a new temporary lawn and continued programming – we look forward to welcoming back the hundreds of daily visitors to eat lunch, buy produce, and enjoy the park! When the weather warms in the spring, we will be able to conduct a full-scale remediation: new plantings, grouped seating areas, and perhaps a few surprises. We would appreciate your donations to support this effort.
Significant remediation work has already occurred. On Saturday, the entire area was re-graded to eliminate ruts and channels. Organic horticulture practices, used on the entire Greenway, are stabilizing the soils. Air spading addressed significant compaction in the soil, 60 cubic yards of organic compost and 50 cubic yards of loam were added. On Sunday, the irrigation system was repaired, including upgraded irrigation heads that use less water. Today, sod is being rolled out. The lawn and applications need some time to rest.
Public programs and further improvements will continue in the winter. Soon, trained arborists will wrap trees in the west bed with winter lights. The Boston Public Market Association’s farmers market continues through Christmas on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the plaza from 11:30-2:30, and grab a bite from our Dewey food trucks: Clover, Bon Me, and Momogoose.
Please continue to enjoy the entire Greenway, including our Winter Lights offerings.