Martin's Park | Children's Wharf | Fort Point

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Great pics Beeline!
The park is looking spectacular!
 

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Martin's Park is officially open as of Saturday 6/15/2019. It looks spectacular and is packed!!
 

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Martin's Park is officially open as of Saturday 6/15/2019. It looks spectacular and is packed!!
It really is spectacular! "Best playground in the whole world ever!" according to my 5 year old :)
 

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Mod (?) I think we can put this one in the completed column.

Not sure who is having more fun. The kids or the parents.

The one fail is that it has no toilets. I guess the little ones do pee anymore. For all the money they spent they should have at least a porta potty or two.
That's a good point. I think porta-potties would be pretty ugly, but maybe they could've put one in/under the storage and parking area. Does the Children's Museum next door have public bathrooms?
 

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Odd, I thought the under area had bathrooms, but nope, just 5 employee parking spaces. I think there is a toilet but just for them.
 

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Sweet looking park for a sweet kid who was forced into the ultimate sacrifice. Hope the story is told along with the tribute.
 

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Let's be honest here, a sacrifice suggests a choice was made. This sweet kid, eight year old Martin, never made a choice, he was murdered in cold blood, along with two others, both young women. That's the story that should be told along with the tribute. I stand in awe of his parents who took a tragic, senseless death, and through their love of their son, built something positive, loving, and welcoming which was a reflection of their young son's short life.
 

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This is also the first phase of the coming (higher) sea barrier for the seaport according to Marry Walsh. 2 birds with one stone.
 

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Hands down one of the best playgrounds I've ever seen. Great addition.
 
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Hands down one of the best pplsygrounds I've ever seen. Great addition.
Was there yesterday, and I agree. When I was a kid, this sort of thing would have felt magical. It also feels incredibly lush when you're up next to it, which is impressive for a bunch of new plantings.
 

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The slides built into the hill are a really cool feature but a massive PITA if you have a small toddler. Normally you can just kind of stay in one place as they go up and down the slide, but here you have to run down the rocks when they take the slide and then climb back up every time.

But yeah, it's an amazing playground - probably the best I've ever seen.
 

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I dont have any kids but what struck me walking around checking it out were the stone steps to get back up the top of the slide area for little kids. Wouldn't something a lot softer be better?
 

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I saw this park in person, it's visually stimulating with lots of nooks and crannies crammed into a compact space. I can see how kids will love it. That being said, I recall the 70's, 80's and into the 90's when the mantra was often to retrofit parks, open them up and increase visibility for crime deterrence/safety reasons. Things have changed with both crime and the fear of crime much lower now, but unfortunately, I have to admit that is one thing that came to my mind when I saw this park in person.
 

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The overhead pic is a great shot,
Bittersweet, looking down from that angle.
It also captures the beauty of the neighborhood.
Haven't been over there. From the photos it looks very good.
When the trees grow in, it will be even more fantastic.
 
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I saw this park in person, it's visually stimulating with lots of nooks and crannies crammed into a compact space. I can see how kids will love it. That being said, I recall the 70's, 80's and into the 90's when the mantra was often to retrofit parks, open them up and increase visibility for crime deterrence/safety reasons. Things have changed with both crime and the fear of crime much lower now, but unfortunately, I have to admit that is one thing that came to my mind when I saw this park in person.
Well, hopefully we can keep the area nice enough such that crime in the Seaport continues to be very low. It's a great space.
 

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