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Update #16

Presentation & Notes from Meeting #2 of the Glendale Park Task Force

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the 2nd meeting of the Glendale Park Task Force on Tuesday, April 17th. We had a smaller turnout due to school vacation week, and agreed to send out a reminder email in advance of Meeting #3.

Kaki Martin of Klopfer Martin Design Group facilitated the 2nd meeting, and everyone is welcome to view the presentation slides that she put together. Here are some high-level notes from the meeting, and we welcome further input in the comments section.

Feedback on Desired Uses:

  • Add sidewalk in front of park (along Glendale) to increase walkability and connect sidewalk to the north and south
  • Traffic slowing strategy on Glendale? Raised table? Crosswalk?
  • Discussion about light-touch options, keeping park the way it is
  • Some discussion about whether or not a playground would be appropriate. Comment that previous playground equipment was almost 30 years ago, so maybe things have changed.
  • Also acknowledgement that there is a playground on Whitwell and that it may not be desirable to make a destination space here.
  • Comment about avoiding redundancy of amenities in the neighborhood/other parks in Quincy
  • Discussion about how the wooded area is already a different sort of play space for children to explore. Natural playground at Dexter-Southfield School suggested as an example to investigate.

Concerns:

  • Reminders about meetings would be helpful
  • Lighting seen as important for safety. Preference for lower lights voiced– concern about blockage by snow raised.


Ideas/Feedback On Cleaner, Greener Quincy Options:

  • Goal of deciding activity for May 5th, to be finalized at next meeting on May 1st
  • Options of areas to focus on, which were discussed before: southeast corner along Glendale, alignment of a path to Colonial, or trash pickup throughout
  • Clean-up of the south end of wooded area near Physical Plant to be addressed by FoxRock