Sen. Joseph Finnegan Park & Wetlands Restoration
Open Space & Habitat Restoration | Boston, Massachusetts
Located at the mouth of the Neponset River, the 14-acre Senator Joseph FInnegan Park was transformed from an industrial site and the former home of the Shaffer Paper Factory into a neighborhood open space that improves access to the waterfront and restores a sensitive ecological habitat.
Halvorson Design collaborated with GEI Consultants and DeRosa Environmental on an ambitious strategy to transform this blight on the neighborhood for client, DCR. The team cleaned up and restored the environment, replaced dilapidated seawalls with soft shorelines, restored wetlands and removed crumbling buildings. Walking trails, new trees and open fields now welcome Port Norfolk residents to enjoy this community waterfront asset.