Weston & Sampson was selected by the Newton Parks & Recreation Department to complete a comprehensive master planning process for the Newton Highlands Playground and Newton Upper Falls Playground. The purpose of this master plan is to provide a preferred site improvements plan that reflects the needs of these two diverse communities. This plan will serve as a guide for all future development of this park, as well as a tool to secure funding from various private, city, state, and federal sources.
Weston & Sampson collaborated with the Newton Parks & Recreation Department to develop conceptual and final “Preferred” master plans for both properties. These were generated in response to the needs of the city as expressed by various community representatives at a series of public hearings and through the issuance of a comprehensive Park User Survey.
During our research on these properties we discovered historic photographs and images of old plans that informed our approach to the planning for Newton Upper Falls Playground.