Opening of the New Melrose Common Playground
The new Melrose Common playground opened to much acclaim this past weekend. The park’s grand opening and dedication ceremony took place on Saturday, June 6th, and was attended by Johnathan Law, the Project Manager and lead designer for the park.
Universal access and ADA guidelines were incorporated into seamlessly into the design. The play areas and the entry plaza are graded at less than 2% which complies with ADA guidelines, an accessible walk connects the existing basketball court with the new playground. In addition, the rubber surfacing provides a fully accessible ADA-compliant walkable surface that accommodates wheelchair access while improving safety for all users.
The Melrose Common will become a cornerstone for universal play and gathering for children with all abilities, in the surrounding neighborhood and city as a whole.