Next week the planning will begin for Library Park, a 1 acre public park to be built on Harvard property behind the Honan Library. Harvard has agreed to spend $3.5 million on construction of Library Park which is quite a chunk of change, so this could be one of the fanciest parks around.
Harvard has also committed to spend $220,000 each year for 10 years on maintenance of the new park. That's an average of $4,230 every week!
On Wednesday, May 28 from 5-7:30 Harvard is hosting a picnic at Library Park for all North Allston and North Brighton residents. At this event, Harvard President Drew Faust will make her first neighborhood appearance in Allston.