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New Cambridge parks will add open space to busy, busy Kendall Square area

More than 4 acres

Cambridge is adding more than 4 acres of new parks n 2018 in the Kendall Square area, which is slapping on new commercial and residential spaceincluding what could very well be Cambridge’s tallest building.

The new parks are:

Rogers Street Park at Rogers and Third streets. It will include a field and a play hill to provide, in the city’s words, “a unique immersive play landscape.” A sloped lawn “will encourage snow play in the winter and community events like movie nights during warmer seasons.” There will also be a walking path as well as seating and tables beneath vine-covered trellises.

Binney Street Park between Binney Street, Galileo Galilei Way, and the Grand Junction Railroad corridor. It will include an off-leash dog run within a public plaza with seating. The city describes the space as porkchop-shaped space. It will also include a segment of the Grand Junction Greenway multi-use path, a planned regional off-road connection that will run alongside the railway corridor.

Triangle Park at First Street, Edwin H. Land Boulevard, and Binney Street. The plaza’s design includes an elevated walkway that leads to a grove of trees overlooking the Longfellow Bridge and the Charles River. The plaza will be “suitable for small-scale community events and informal lunches,” according to the city.