For Immediate Release
March 01, 2013
Parks and Recreation
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino has announced the beginning of a multi-phase project to stabilize the edge of the Boston Public Garden Lagoon.
The first phase, which will renovate approximately one-third of the edge on the north side of the pond, is beginning in the first week of March when the lagoon is routinely drained. This phase, budgeted at $165,700, is expected to be completed by early April. The north side of the pond is the portion where the island is located.
The project will not alter the shape of the shoreline. It will address leakage issues that result in puddling on the lawn areas around the lagoon. The renovation work will stabilize the edge which is comprised of granite coping on a concrete sill, turf, soil, gravel, and a clay liner.
Additional paving and turf restoration will be included in the project, complementing pathway renovations already underway in the Public Garden. The Parks Department will complete the stabilization of the entire lagoon edge coping within five years.