WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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A Landmark in the Making funded Greenway Carousel Park's hearty landscaping — complete with 25 new shade trees, four-season gardens, and comfortable seating. Thanks to the "Big Dig," what once was an elevated highway is now an urban park destination for all to enjoy. In addition to the one-of-a-kind carousel, the string of Greenway parks offers free Wi-Fi, children's activities, water fountains, mobile food trucks, local food and craft markets, beautiful landscaping, public art displays, and more. " In the midst of the hurly-burly of th e Boston Waterfront, a be autiful, serene, f lowering 15 - ac re space creates an environment for family activities that w e think are unparalleled any where." Visitors from near and far can enjoy the Rings Fountain from May to October, relaxing alongside or right in the cool water spraying out of 64 nozzles. They can sample delicious and healthy cuisines beyond the typical park fare from food trucks serving options such as crepes, tacos, seafood, and fresh-fruit popsicles. There's even a solar-powered hot dog cart. And families can picnic and play on the organically maintained grounds. The Greenway is Boston's only organically maintained public park and one of a handful of organically maintained urban parks in the United States. "Our organic landscape care allows everyone, including children and pets, to freely and safely play on our park lawns without the worry of harmful chemicals or pesticides. Moreover, our plants are healthier, and run-off from the Greenway does not pollute our groundwater or Boston Harbor," We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 3 explains Steve Anderson, the Greenway's Director of Park Operations. All organic debris generated in the park is collected for composting and applied back in the Greenway to nourish the soil. The Conservancy's horti- 124

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