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Parks Department to discuss renovations to Roxbury parks

Posted by Patrick Rosso  March 4, 2014 12:32 PM

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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be in Roxbury this week to talk with residents about improvements slated for Horatio Harris Park and the Little Scobie Playground.

Horatio Harris Park

The first in a series of public meetings to discuss Horatio Harris Park will be held Wednesday, March 5, at the Shelburne Community Center, 2730 Washington St. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Located along Walnut Avenue, the approximately 2.5-acre park was last renovated in the mid-1980s, according to the Parks Department.

Although community input will be taken regarding renovations to the property, possible improvements include the revamping of the park’s paths and landscaping.

A timeline for the $350,000 project has yet to be determined.

Little Scobie Playground

Parks representatives will also be in the neighborhood to discuss improvements to the Little Scobie Playground. A community meeting will be held Thursday, March 6, at the Twelfth Baptist Church, located at 160 Warren St. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Located along Copeland Street, the approximately three-quarter of an acre park was last renovated in 1969, according to the Parks Department.

Although community input will be taken regarding renovations to the property, possible improvements include renovations to the park’s playground equipment for safety and accessibility.

The approximately $550,000 project is expected to begin in the fall of 2014.

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