“Gassy” DeFilippo Park Update – City to Start Wall Reconstruction and Investigating Drainage

Design image for new wall between DeFilippo Park (Gassy) and Snow Hill Street. The brick wall will be about 4’ high with an iron-like fence on top with brick columns. Concrete caps will be placed on the top of the brick and existing granite buttresses. (Image: Parks Department)

An update from Boston Parks Department, via the NEWRA Parks Committee, said the City is expecting to start re-construction within a month of the brick wall between the “Gassy,” DeFilippo Park, and Snow Hill Street. The contract is in City Hall after a bidding process was completed.

The Parks Department also did an “extensive cleaning” to the drainage lines in the park. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback to on the success (or failure) of this work to improve drainage to Michelle Folts at and
NEWRA Parks Committee Chair, Anne Pistorio, also reported that the area between the Gassy and the Brinks garage has been determined to be City property. The committee is working with officials regarding maintenance and clean-up.