South Boston Maritime Park

Civic Open Space | South Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Port Authority commissioned this celebrated public park as the centerpiece of its extensive mixed-use redevelopment on the South Boston waterfront.

Halvorson Design led the design of the award-winning park and adjacent roadway and streetscapes. The park features a great lawn, a three-season cafe with outdoor seating, two tall pergola structures, a bosque of shade trees, and special lighting. The park's maritime theme is evident throughout the park, which includes interpretive inscriptions and sculptural works that evoke the maritime heritage of the Seaport District.  


2006 National Honor Award for Design,
American Society of Landscape Architects

2004 Honor Award,
Boston Society of Landscape Architects

2004 Honor Award,
Boston Society of Architects



1.1 acres



Robert Uhlig ASLA LEED AP BD+C



Massachusetts Port Authority

Machado Silvetti (Pergola and Cafe)

Civil Engineer:
TAMS Consultants, Inc./EarthTech (now AECOM)

Carlos Dorrien (gateway granite sculptures)
Ellen Driscoll (kinetic sculptures)

Environmental Graphics:
Flanders + Associates

Irrigation Designer:
Irrigation Consulting, Inc.

Lighting Designer:
Ripman Lighting Consultants

Soils Consultant:
Pine & Swallow Environmental

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