Cambridge Commits Another $150k to Magazine Beach!

21 Sep

Thank you, Cambridge, for another $150k for park improvements—this time, to turn the sunken parking lot between the pool and the river into a useable grassy beach.

Over the past decade the City has inspired the State to invest at the park again and again and that is why we now have a restored Powder Magazine (built in 1818, the oldest building on the Charles River Basin), a canoe/kayak launch, and, most recently, the improved shoreline path and expanded patio and terraces around the Magazine.

We still have more to raise, but this pledge builds on $150k of CPA funds from last year, a $50k State earmark that Rep. Livingstone negotiated, and some community contributions, too. We are hoping that the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) will fix up this area behind the pool—reactivating this area—when they redo the pool and its decks next fall.

We are so lucky to have this 17-acre urban oasis!

2 Responses to “Cambridge Commits Another $150k to Magazine Beach!”

  1. Rick September 27, 2021 at 9:03 am #

    Wonderful news! Keep up the great work!

    • Cathie Zusy December 14, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

      Thrilled. And so happy about Mass Audubon at the park. Look what you got going, Rick! Hoping that you’re well! C

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