Mayor Michael J. McGlynn was pleased to accept $299,350 in funding from the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs’ Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Grant Program, which will be used towards the construction of the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden.
The City has completed 75% of the design plans for the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden, which will be constructed in front of the Senior Center in Medford Square. The Peace Garden will include a central seating area focused on a fountain and several interpretive elements representing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. It will also include a seat wall, fencing, lighting trees, landscaping, a flagpole, walkways, and connections to adjacent uses. The theme of the park will be inspire humanity, diversity, and inclusion. The current estimated project is $1,092,920. The City has already secured a 2009 Section 125 Earmark of $475,000, $100,000 in grant funding from the Cummings Foundation, City linkage funds of $167,570, and over $50,000 in additional private donations for the project.
Pictured, left to right: Lauren DiLorenzo, Medford’s Community Development Director, State Representative Paul J. Donato, Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, Maeve Barlett, EEA Secretary, Melissa Cryan, EEA Assistant Secretary for Forestry & Land Protection, & John DePriest, Community Development Board Member. Back: Pam Shadley of Shadley Associates, the company designing the park.