City seeks park ideas for Hub’s hidden gem
Boston officials are looking to outsource upkeep of a sprawling park in Burlington and Woburn — 216 acres left to the city in the 1920s by a wealthy woman whose ironclad will states the land can be used only as a “public pleasure ground.”
So far, no one has responded to the city’s requests for proposals, due by March 15, to take over maintenance and encourage public use of the Mary P.C. Cummings Estate, according to Boston treasury officials, who oversee the nearly $360,000 trust for park maintenance.
“I think Boston did a great job,” said Stephen O’Leary, president of Friends of Mary... read more