Martin's Park at the Smith Family Waterfront
August 16, 2017, marked the culmination of immense generosity, commitment to community and dedication to building a more kind and peaceful world. Joined by family, friends, Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and countless supporters – we broke ground on Martin’s Park. Adjacent to the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) will officially begin construction on a universally accessible park and playground to honor Martin.
Growing up in Dorchester, Martin spent long hours playing at the various fields and playgrounds around the city. Here, Martin learned the value of community, teamwork, fairness, and kindness. Martin’s Park will be a symbol of Martin’s welcoming, inclusive nature as well as a place where he, Henry, Jane and friends would have loved exploring and being together. This unique, public, outdoor space will ensure Martin's legacy remains a vibrant and positive influence for future generations.
Martin’s Park would not be possible without the unwavering support and dedication of our donors, volunteers, and city leaders – we are forever grateful to them. Martin’s Park is set to open in the summer of 2018 and will provide value for children, families and visitors of all abilities in our city.
With peace and gratitude,
Bill and Denise Richard
Join us in watching MacKay Construction bring Martin's Park come to life