The upgrades to the Pocket Park are nearing completion!
What: A pocket park is a small park that is typically found in an urban area where outdoor space is limited. Woburn’s upgraded pocket park will provide a gathering place for those visiting Woburn Center. The project includes creating new seating areas, planting new shade trees, installing additional lighting fixtures, and adding green space serving to enhance the existing natural rock wall.
Why: Woburn’s Pocket Park was identified as a priority project in a report from the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Local Rapid Recovery Grant Program. The report stated that is was a priority to: “Upgrade and activate space so it can be utilized as a welcoming social gathering place and provide additional opportunities for outdoor dining and public art.”
Who: This project is sponsored by Mayor Scott Galvin, the Planning Department, and the Department of Public Works and is funded by the Woburn Redevelopment Authority and the State of Massachusetts with funds secured by State Representative Richard Haggerty.
When: The construction of the Pocket Park is scheduled to be completed in the Summer of 2023.
Where: The pocket park is located at 460 Main Street in Woburn Center.
Construction Update, July 21, 2023:
Construction on Woburn’s Pocket Park is nearing completion! Benches and tables have been installed along with a stage for future performances. Trees were planted as well as some additional landscaping. Finishing touches are being worked on now and the park should open to the public in the next few weeks!
A bus shelter will now provide protection from the weather for those waiting for the bus.
New trees were planted and a custom Woburn bike rack was installed.
A stage was built to allow for live music and performances.
A special thank you to the Woburn Department of Public Works for all of their hard work on this project!
Construction Update, May 2nd, 2023:
Construction is well underway at the Pocket Park. The Concrete slabs have been poured and some drainage issues have been addressed. In the coming weeks, electrical work will continue along with landscaping.
Updated pictures of the construction of the Pocket Park taken in April 2023
A rendering showing the reimagined pocket park. The park will include additional seating, new tree plantings, and upgraded lighting.
The park is located at 460 Main Street in Woburn Center. There is an existing bus stop at the park.