Sunday, May 19, 2024

A public meeting about rehabilitating Lowell Memorial Park, at Fresh Pond Parkway and Brattle Street, has been set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 in the community room at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge.

State Department of Conservation and Recreation staff plans to present – and get public input on – a preliminary design to rehabilitate the Olmsted Brothers landscape of the park, which is a National Historic Landmark.  The design is funded by the state and the City of Cambridge Community Preservation Act Committee through DCR’s Partnership Matching Funds program, with technical support and advocacy by the Cambridge Plant & Garden Club.

The presentation made will be viewable after the public meeting on the DCR’s website.

The public will be invited to submit comments after the meeting, with a deadline of March 5. Comments may be submitted online at or by writing to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. Comments may be posted on the website in their entirety – with no information redacted.   

For information, call (617) 626-4973 or send email to [email protected].