Perkins Park


Renovation & Reconstruction

Huntress Associates, Inc. was contracted by National Grid, an international energy company, to prepare plans for the renovation and park reconstruction of a former manufactured gas plant site in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The highly profiled project involved excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 3,500 tons of coal tar contaminated soils from an existing park situated within a very densely populated residential neighborhood.

HAI managed the design and construction of the new park system, which included a sodded softball field, wetland restoration and landscape plantings, basketball courts, tennis courts, and many other site amenities.

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Partnering with the client, Huntress Associates attended several community meetings and Conservation Commission hearings to outline the proposed site improvements and to explain the system of operations and public safety measures.