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Middle school students offer Edwards Playground redesign plans

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  December 20, 2012 01:33 PM

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(Photo by Jon Seamans/Boston Parks Department)

Six grade students from the Clarence R. Edwards Middle School in Charlestown visited the Boston Parks and Recreation Department offices to present their model of a redesigned Edwards Playground. Pictured, left to right: Eva Shen of Chinatown, Juan Rubio of East Boston, Pitt Dantes of Roxbury, David Mai of Chinatown, Parks Commissioner Antonia Pollak, Jasmine Deleon of East Boston, Camila Muneton of East Boston, and Jenny Zeng of Chinatown.

A group of sixth-graders from the Clarence R. Edwards Middle School in Charlestown visited the Boston Parks and Recreation Department last Tuesday to present their own plans for a park near their school.

The seven students presented their model of a redesigned Edwards Playground to Parks Department staff at the department’s headquarters in Roxbury.

The students built a model of the Charlestown park out of clay and paper showing how they would redesign it. Their improvements included a dog park, outdoor spa, swimming pool, lake, bridge, a rock wall and space for bowling and golf.

Parks Commissioner Antonia Pollak met with the students and showed them the master plan for the Edwards Playground.

Edwards Playground is slated to be renovated soon and Pollak encouraged the student to take park in that planning process.

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Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia Pollak shows students from the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown a master plan for Edwards Playground. The students' own model of the park sits on the table.


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