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Perkins Park
Renovation & Reconstruction
Newburyport, Massachusetts

Huntress Associates, Inc. was contracted by National Grid, an international energy company, to prepare plans for the renovation and park reconstruction of a former manufactured gas plant site in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The highly profiled project involved excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 3,500 tons of coal tar contaminated soils from an existing park situated within a very densely populated residential neighborhood.

Partnering with the client, Huntress Associates attended several community meetings and Conservation Commission hearings to outline the proposed site improvements and to explain the system of operations and public safety measures.

HAI managed the design and construction of the new park system, which included a sodded softball field, wetland restoration and landscape plantings, basketball courts, tennis courts, and many other site amenities.


National Grid

Services Provided

Schematic Design, Environmental Permitting, Construction Documents and Construction Administration

Note: All images provided courtesy of T Ford Company, Inc.

rennovation birds eye view of perkins park

reconstruction perkins park pathway