If our gleaming new Seaport District lacks a soul, it won’t after Martin’s Park is built.
That’s the new park and playground the city will put out to bid for construction in January, followed by a groundbreaking in the spring. The design calls for a lush acre-size expanse next to the Boston Children’s Museum that will have so many trees, flowering shrubs, and plants that the park will need its own horticulturist.
When it opens in 2018, the playground will feature a set of one-story-high slides with some of the best views of Boston overlooking the Fort Point Channel. Kids can splash around in a water garden, explore a marooned ship, play on logs, or climb rocks. There will even be a performance space and an upgrade to the Harborwalk with new benches facing the water.
The idea for a park next to the Children’s Museum has been two decades in the making, …