Manchester Street Park-Volunteers Needed!

Come help us fill this space with a garden!

Please join us in building raised wooden garden beds at the city’s newest park-Manchester Street Park. Situated on a former municipal incinerator site (the Covanta Site) next to Malden Mills/Polartec, the bulk of the park is complete and ready for fun and all that is left is your help in building the beds!

We’re excited to have a few volunteers lined up for Tuesday, July 28 to construct community garden beds at the park site. Home Depot, Reading will be providing some tools and volunteers and through funding from the MA Office of Refugees and Immigrants and the City’s Community Development Department we have funding to buy the materials to build the beds and a compost area.

We need volunteers though! If you can join us for the day Tuesday, July 28 from 9-5, call (978.974.0770) or emailhreff=> Kathryn.

The community garden was a happy outcome of the community meetings for the Manchester Street Park Design where residents at the meeting said they would love to garden at the park and gardeners would be regular “eyes” on the park. Some residents in the Arlington Neighborhood are currently experienced gardeners and need more healthy space to grow veggies. Due to budget constraints in the bidding, we weren’t able to construct the beds during construction but we have the space secured, prepared and with water-we just need the garden beds to fill it!