Neighborhood: West Roxbury
Description: Phase I – Millennium Park -. The park is a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas. It consists of six miles of handicapped-accessible walking trails, playing fields, a canoe launch, and a nature trail.
Phase II – The City of Boston is reconstructing the existing natural turf athletic fields located behind the West Roxbury Education Complex, located at 1205 Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, Boston, MA 02132.
As part of this reconstruction, the existing fields will be replaced with new artificial turf athletic fields consisting of one football field, one baseball field, one softball field, and one multi-use field. The project will also construct a new 6-lane paved running track with spectator stands, three tennis courts, two half-court basketball courts and provide the various associated field event appurtenances along with a new, energy-efficient lighting system. New handicap accessible pathways will be constructed to provide access to the various athletic field areas as well as to the adjacent Millennium Park and the school parking lot and access drive will also be reconstructed as part of the project.
Project Status: In construction
Estimated Project Cost: $14,354,000
Estimated Project Completion: Fall 2015
- Para Jayasinghe, Project Manager, BPWD
- CMD Smith, Design Consultant
- WES Construction, Contractor