Kincaide Park

Quincy, massachusetts

KINCAIDE PARK
Quincy, Massachusetts

BLD's Role: Prime
Landscape Architecture, Landscape Ecology, Community Engagement

Collaborators:
CCR Associates, Inc.
Pine & Swallow
Irrigation Consulting
McArdle Gannon Associates, Inc.

Kincaide Park is a historic public park for which BLD is developing improvements to neighborhood, civic and recreational amenities. Located in a thriving residential district, the park will serve the families and children of the adjacent Sterling Middle School as well as the Lincoln Hancock Elementary School. 

Flexible fields that can accommodate a diverse range of athletic and social programming form the center of the site, while athletic courts, fitness areas and play equipment will provide a shared ground for multi-generational community members. Threading all of these components together is a unifying trail that encircles the core open spaces of the park.

A careful strategy that balances historic details, including stone pillars and heritage trees, will embrace elements old and new to create a vibrant neighborhood destination. A robust community engagement process is critical to the development of the new park.

Located within a floodplain, the design incorporates topographic strategies that maximize infiltration and stormwater capture through a network of rain gardens, landforms, and open spaces.