Christopher Columbus Park Renovation

Civic Open Space | Boston, Massachusetts

Christopher Columbus Park is Boston’s premier open space on the downtown waterfront. After 25 years of heavy use, the park needed renovation and redesign to address several functional issues, such as universal access. 

The renewed design by Halvorson Design opens up new views of the water, expands usable lawn areas and reorganizes circulation.  Nearly all granite in the park was successfully salvaged and reused to reduce the project’s carbon footprint. The Boston Harborwalk segment along the water’s edge was repaved with patterned asphalt, and new benches were installed to complement adjacent seatwalls.


Cynthia Smith FASLA



The City of Boston Parks + Recreation Department

Irrigation Designer:
Irrigation Consulting, Inc.



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