Saltonstall Park Project

Saltonstall Park Improvements-L100
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Download the Saltonstall Park Improvements-L100 (PDF)

The results are in! Over 800 residents participated in helping to select a structure to be installed at Saltonstall Park as part of the park’s redesign project! Across social media, FlashVote, Email & In Person Voting at the Library there was a clear Favorite!

Concept E took home 40% of the overall vote followed by Concept A with 23%, Concept B with 17%, Concept D with 11% and finally Concept C with 9%.

Thank you for you help! Please visit the page with the answers to common questions about the project.

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Saltonstall Park Project Overview:

Saltonstall Park is an open space park adjacent to City Hall, and a gathering location for various City events such as Faire on the Square, The Summer Concert Series, and the Farmers Market. The goals of the Saltonstall Park Project include enhancing the upper area of Saltonstall and beautifying the park while also improving safety and accessibility.

This will be accomplished through landscaping upgrades, improving pedestrian accessible walkways, and enhancing the streetscape with benches and dark sky compliant lighting as well as installing a permanent covered performing space.

The DPW recently worked with the Veteran's Office to renovate the plaza around the flag poles to add the flag for the new 6th service branch of the armed forces. They have also been in continuous discussions with the Planning Department to ensure that these renovations will allow the park to be further utilized by the Watertown community not only by enhancing the current events that take place in the park, but by enabling additional events to be scheduled in the future.

Meet the Project Team!

  • Watertown DPW
  • MDLA
  • Segar Architects, Inc
  • AVID
  • H+O Structural Engineering
  • Tsp Smart Spaces

Community Meeting Recordings:

Please find links to below to watch Community Meetings that have been held thus far via ZOOM:

Community Meeting #2 – February 7, 2023

Community Meeting #3 – February 23, 2023

Community Meeting #4 – March 2, 2023

Meeting Presentation PDFs

Onsite Meeting #1 – Saltonstall Park Site Improvements (PDF) – November 1, 2022

Community Meeting #2 – Site Design Recap & Shade Structure (PDF) – February 7, 2023

Community Meeting #3 & #4 Site Design Recap and Shade Structure (PDF) – February 23, 2023 & March 2, 2023