MAcy Street Park + Grenham Playground

Quincy, massachusetts

Grenham Playground at Macy Street Park was designed to provide a multi-generational gathering space for the community of Houghs Neck in Quincy, Massachusetts. Community participation was sought early in the process and feedback was incorporated into the design of the park.

A curving fence with integrated seating, dubbed a fench, encloses a protected space that includes play equipment for young children. The open lawn area supports passive recreation and ball play, while a shaded picnic area will serve as a social space for family and friends.

Sustainability and low maintenance are emphasized throughout the site. Xeriscape planting will include shade trees, flowering shrubs, evergreen screening plants, perennials and textured grasses. Under development are options for lighting that will rely on renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, to keep the park safely lit into the evening hours.