Located at the intersection of Centre and Woodbine (or at the end of the parking lot on Central Street), Junction Park is a beautiful open space that both Alderman Niedergang and I would like to see take on a new definition. Some ideas that were tossed around were the addition of a community garden section and/or a dog park with new seating options. What Mark and I can definitely agree on is the need to have these ideas discussed and expanded through community meetings and visioning sessions.
This is not the first time improvements to Junction Park have been discussed. In March of 2014, residents gathered at the West Somerville Neighborhood School to brainstorm ideas about all of Somerville’s open spaces. It was at this meeting, a few neighbors expressed interest in seeing changes to this under-utilized space.
You can read a recap of that meeting on The Somerville Times.
From here, the legislation has been passed on to Ed Glavin, the Executive Director of Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, for consideration. Do expect a community meeting to be held because, let’s face it, Ward 5ers are brilliant and there’s no better place to get amazing ideas then in the best Ward in the City.
Please feel free to share your ideas, thoughts and visions for Junction Park by leaving a comment below.