Monday, May 20, 2024

From the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, Nov. 13, 2015: A public meeting about plans for the upstream part of Magazine Beach Park, the area to the west of its playing fields, is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Morse School, 40 Granite St. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation will present its plans for the site, which will be posted to, the website by Nov. 17.

Magazine Beach Park is Cambridge’s second-largest park. It is between the Boston University Bridge and Riverside Boat Club, across from Micro Center Computers & Electronics and Starbucks on Memorial Drive. Most know the park because of its free outdoor swimming pool, soccer and baseball fields, and summer programming by the association.

Landscape architects Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge presented preliminary plans to the community Sept. 30, including paths for the park and entrances, and the upcoming presentation incorporates community and stakeholder feedback. The goal is to have final plans for the park by the end of the year, with the hopes of implementing some aspects in 2016.

To help reactivate the park, the state is also seeking a long-term tenant for the 1818 Powder Magazine, the focal point for the park. The state’s Request for Expressions of Interest for the powder magazine building due Dec. 9.