Coming Soon to Roslindale: PlayForm 7

It has been an exciting two weeks for Roslindale Wants to Play with our submissions to KaBOOM!’s Play Everywhere Challenge and the well-attended Walk the Wall at Allandale Woods. Today there is more good news for play in Roslindale. We are excited to announce that Playworld, a leading design-manufacturer of play equipment, in conjunction with Design Museum Boston, will be donating its new PlayForm 7 to the city and it will be permanently located at Pagel Playground starting in September. Continue reading

What’s New with Roslindale Wants to Play

Yesterday’s neighborhood coffee hour at Fallon Field gave us a great chance to acknowledge the city’s response to our advocacy and to think about what we still have left to do.

Playground Renovations at Fallon and Healy

Progress continues on the playground renovation at Fallon Field, with some possible modifications to the design under consideration. The results of the geological survey have revealed that the elevation change from the top of the embankment to the bottom is larger than expected. To us, this is welcome news, as we had previously suggested that the proposed four foot embankment would limit opportunities for challenging play features. We are expecting a fourth public meeting, likely at the end of June, to discuss modifications to the design made in response to both community feedback and the results of the survey. Continue reading