Jesse Brackenbury, Acting Executive Director of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, gave an operational and event update at the March 12, 2013 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC).
On the horticulture front, 5 or 6 maple trees will be added this Spring to the North End parks, along the western edge of the lawn. The trees are intended to provide some shade while not impacting the general use of the lawn.
At Parcel 8 on Hanover Street across from Haymarket, the Clover food truck has started operating Fridays through Sundays.
The KickAss Cupcake truck was also selected by the Conservancy to sell its products in the North End Parks. However, the Conservancy said it will move the truck further away after hearing concern from at least one neighboring business owner. Daniel Toscano, attorney for Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe owner Sandy Russo, questioned how food truck operators are chosen with respect to neighboring businesses. He suggested the Conservancy approach the community before making its selections.
Parcel 12 is due to receive a photo mural called “The Fence” as part of the 2013 Flash Forward Festival. (See what it looked like in Brooklyn.) In the Wharf District Parks, maintenance is ongoing for the Rings Fountain and the custom carousel is due to be constructed over the Spring and Summer for a Labor Day 2013 opening.
In answer to a question, the Conservancy said they continue to talk to the Friends of the North End Parks. Last Fall, over 10,000 daffodil bulbs were planted on the North End Parks. FOTNEP has discussed a possible “Daffodil Day” around the blooming.
Mr. Brakenbury said the Conservancy is in the business of hosting events and would love to hear your ideas. The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is a private, non-profit that leases and operates the Greenway parks. More information can be found at their website.