Harriet Tubman Park

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Robyn Reed, ASLA

Harriet Tubman Park, which was designed by CBA Landscape Architects, is a visual and cultural landmark in Boston. The park draws its inspiration from two bronze sculptures.

A contemporary piece was created by Dorchester artist Fern Cunningham to honor Harriett Tubman, while a second piece was sculpted in 1913 by Meta Warrick Fuller to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. CBA designed an ornamental fence and bollards to complement the spirit of the sculptures while providing curved bench seating beneath shade trees.

The scale of this design responds well to its quiet, residential surroundings. The park received a Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) Merit Award for Design.

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