- Oct 31, 2019
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You're right there are a few museum-like exceptions such as DeCordova and Crane Estate, but I don't believe they charge any fees for their extensive parks and natural areas. Parking sure, but so do state parks. Cars aren't members of the public.I guess you're talking about walk-on visits? They definitely charge parking fees, and sometimes admission fees (De Cordova).
Also with piers park 2 planned to be built at the base, it will really tie them both together. Cant wait.The pier in question is the middle one here:
By my measure, that's about 2.5x the area of the existing Piers Park pier (on the left). That's a lot of space to be worked with.
It also dramatically increases the water access footprint. People like being near the water. The Pier provides much more linear shoreline.I mean with piers park phase 1 you also have to go through a park to get to the wharf portion just the same and its a pretty big success.
Idk I think that by looking at the phase 3 render it seems like it has some pretty cool elevation changes and dense vegetation that should help block out the city letting people feel more disconnected from the hustle and bustle. I think that by having the wharf portions it helps you “escape” the city much more by being able to venture pretty deep into the park to where having the whole other park behind you puts a dense buffer of trees/park between you and the street. In other words it makes it dense enough that it becomes much more of an escape from the city, than if the park were just phase 2. Thats my opinion at least, in practice it could end up being a waste, I guess well see.
I attended one of the first neighborhood listening sessions last night. (01.12.21) There wasn't a huge amount of new information, but the Trustees really wanted to hear ideas from everyone. This is a fairly new video on their website that has stunning overhead images of Boston: One Waterfront Be warned.......it's 30 minutes long.
This is such a great project with amazing potential.