Somerville’s newest green space at the former Powder House Community School is now open. The new park includes 16 new trees, many native plant species, the city’s first public bike repair station, and seating and an amphitheater made from reused materials from the school building.
Along with the park, the pathway connecting Holland Street and Broadway has been reopened. The park adds an additional half an acre of open space to the city.
Design and construction of the park were carried out through a public-private partnership between the City of Somerville and Somerville-based development firm MarKa, which is redeveloping the former school. A robust community process helped guide the design of the park, and construction was funded in part by the Community Preservation Act.
The City’s Memorialization Committee is expected to vote on the new park’s official name at its meeting on January 19.