Capital Improvement Projects

Parks and Facilities
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Update June 2017

The Recreation Department is currently working on various capital improvement projects to enhance parks, playgrounds, and open space with renovations and additional new recreational opportunities at different locations throughout the City.  The following list below provides a brief summary of each project and its current status, since they are at different stages from design to development and actual construction.


Construction was completed at Peter Gilmore Playground in June of 2017 by Green Acres Landscaping and Construction Co. of Lakeville, MA.    The safety fencing is removed and the park is officially open for Residents to enjoy.  

An Official Ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for
Saturday, July 22 @ 10 a.m.
(click for official flyer)


Elsie Turner

Click to view approved plan

Graverson Playground

Click to view approved design and details of play equipment

The City’s consultant,  is finalizing the plans with city officials and preparing documents for public bid.


The City’s Engineering Department has begun the process of investigating the drainage issues and will assess the impact of preliminary improvements discussed at the Community Meeting.  Upon receipt of their findings, we will then be able to move the design phase forward.   

HILLCROFT PLAYGROUND - Neighborhood Meeting
(click to download flyer)

Waltham residents are invited to attend a follow up meeting to discuss park improvements with City Officials and Design Consultants. Weston and Sampson Design Studio have been selected by the City of Waltham to provide design services and to develop plans and specifications and construction oversight for this project.

Monday, July 10, 2017
5:30 p.m.
25 Hillcroft Road

Cheri Ruane of Weston and Sampson will present the proposed park project design.

If you have any questions, please contact the Waltham Recreation Department at 781-314-3475.




(click to enlarge park photo)

The City's Planning Department is currently working with a consultant surveying land at this property.  The results of the survey will assist in determinating anticipated future park improvements and renovations to existing facilities.