Contracts related to the custom carousel by the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy were reviewed and approved at the January 29, 2013 Board of Directors meeting.

Rendering of Carousel Park on Parcel 14 (RFK Greenway Conservancy)

Linda Jonash, Director of Planning & Design, presented a new contract to the Board for the surrounding park and tree grove as well as follow on contracts for the carousel. A $2,150,000 contract was approved to do the site improvements around the carousel. In addition, a winter panelized enclosure was also approved for over $200,000 as well as a supplement for $23,500 to the landscape architect.

At a total cost over $3 million, the custom carousel, featuring New England animals (i.e., grasshoppers, lobsters, etc) instead of traditional horses, will replace the rental carousel on the Greenway next to the Harbor Islands Pavilion, between Christopher Columbus Park and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Construction on the surrounding park and carousel installation will start this Spring with an anticipated opening on or before Labor Day 2013.

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The video shown below is the second part of this board meeting. The first part on Governance Revisions can be viewed here. The third and final video will cover the General Greenway Update including a horticulture update on the Wharf District Parks.

Video: Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board Meeting 1/29/13, Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St. – Part 2 of 3 – Custom Carousel Contracts

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