WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2017

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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money in the budget to help the three-year- long project stay on track into the future. And in the end, what was achieved was sat- isfying in the extreme to all those who had put years of effort into it. "I think many towns would kill to have a green, pedestrian corridor in a heavily trafficked area," says Dave Hickey. "It is very special landscape in all seasons." The volunteers who spent countless hours planning always tried to keep the users of the park at the forefront of their consideration. "We had years of design feedback with the community," says Campbell. "In fact, when it came to the path medium, we actually set up test tracks for folks to come and test them in real time in real conditions." The winner was a dense graded crushed stone, a surface material that is designed to be universally accessible, something that the prior pathway couldn't provide. All of the dedication and commitment paid off when Fuller Brook Park was made part of the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. But that doesn't necessarily matter to those who just appreciate a quiet, friendly place in the middle of a busy town. "If we were on the sidewalk on Washington Street, we prob- ably wouldn't acknowledge one another. We would probably just pass each other by," says Somerville. "But here on the path, there's a great sense of community. People who are walking or jogging, people who don't know each other say 'hello.' " Restoring Beauty 66 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7

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