Landscape Rehabilitation

fRANKLIN PARk

KZLA was hired in the summer of 2016 to rehabilitate the entrances and pathways of Franklin Park, including Lower Circuit drive and those around Scarboro Pond. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. as a critical part of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park includes a system of carriageways and pathways used to traverse the 400-acre country park. In the century since its inception, these pathways evolved into vehicular roads which significantly altered their character. 

The scope included managing shared-use ways, as well as pathways, enhancing entrances, and resolving potential conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles.  Traffic analysis was an essential component of the project, which also  included a structural assessment of the historic Scarboro Pond bridge. KZLA was responsible for restoring several miles of carriageways for diverse user groups and for relocating vehicular traffic. Permitting included Boston Landmarks Commission, Water & Sewer Commission, Street Lighting, and Conservation Commission. 

Recognition: 

 

2019 Boston Preservation Alliance Stewardship Award

Client:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department


Location:
Boston, MA (Roxbury)


Size:
400 acres


Duration:
2016 to 2018

Photography:

Anthony Crisafulli

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