Community Spotlight: Lawn on D

Great news: there is a new place to play in an underused area of South Boston. The Lawn on D is bringing the once empty 2.7-acre lot behind the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to life. This temporary stretch of green lawn runs along D Street to connect South Boston and the Seaport. You’ll know the space by its orange lawn furniture on which people sit and relax or munch on a snack from one of the food trucks that park next door. The lawn is also a great place to be active as a family by playing ping pong, Frisbee, or bocce ball with the equipment you can rent for free on Thursday through Sunday evenings. It also serves as a perfect venue for outdoor concerts and art exhibits like the Local Funnies, a cartoon exhibit going on now. Check out the complete schedule of what is going on on the lawn here or keep up-to-date with the Lawn on D on Facebook.

According to a recent article about the project, the Lawn on D developer’s theory is that building places to play in an area the city wants to grow will inspire places to live, work, eat, and shop to be built there, too. It worked really well for the Rose Kennedy Greenway, which transformed the surface of the big dig into park area and created a welcoming way for the community to walk through the Financial District and North End neighborhoods. So keep your eyes out for new signs of change on the D Street Corridor and while you’re at it, enjoy the lawn!

(Image courtesy of Lawn on D)

 

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