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8 Photos: The Birth of Somerville’s Chuckie Harris Park

With over 50 trees, a three-story water sprinkler that can also hold a movie screen, and tons of play features, Somerville’s locally-designed Chuckie Harris Park represents a truly innovative reclamation of urban space for public use.  A creative mix of local, state, and federal funding made the transformation of this former parking lot possible.

Tonight the City of Somerville officially opened the gates for the first time, cut the ceremonial ribbon, and handed the park over to the community.

We tried to capture the energy rushing through the park:

American

Ribbon-Cutting

Climber

Slide

Hungry

 

Sprinkler

East Somerville Main Streets

— Rob Bellinger & Dan Meade
July 15, 2013

 

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