Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will unveil nearly $3 million in improvements to Paul Revere Mall in the North End with a Neighborhood Coffee Hour on Tuesday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m.
The Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents a unique opportunity to speak directly with Mayor Walsh and staff from City departments about open space and other needs in their neighborhoods. Through these discussions and a suggestion box at each site, Mayor Walsh looks forward to hearing how the City of Boston can improve upon local parks, public areas, and city services.
Participants will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ and fresh fruit from Star Market. In addition, each family in attendance will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift from Mayor Walsh. Residents at the event will also be eligible to win a raffle prize from Dunkin’.
Funded with a $2.9 million budget including $1.9 million provided by Mayor Walsh’s Capital Plan and an additional $1,031,180 from the George Robert White Fund, improvements to the Mall include new brick paving, fountain and masonry restoration, accessibility improvements, site lighting, tree pruning, and new tree plantings.
Arthur Shurcliff, an early 20th century landscape architect known for his work at Colonial Williamsburg, designed one of Boston’s most visited urban spaces in the North End. Also known as “The Prado,” Paul Revere Mall is an urban plaza that connects Hanover Street to the Old North Church and is frequented by Freedom Trail visitors. As part of the design process, a team of landscape architects, arborists, and engineers reviewed historic materials, design, and tree health to develop the improvement plan.
This event is weather permitting. For more information, please contact the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, online at Facebook or Twitter @bostonparksdept, or by visiting www.boston.gov/parks.