Hood Bike Park

Boston, Massachusetts

Project Description

  • Envisioned as a destination for the neighborhood to come, the new 22,000-square-foot Hood Bike Park will be used as a venue for small concerts, neighborhood festivals, and farmers’ markets.
  • The plane of the park’s landscape was lifted and tilted to buffer the adjacent elevated highway and industrial uses.
  • The wood-clad bike pavilion is tucked into the landscape and houses public bicycle facilities with bike racks, a repair shop, storage lockers, restrooms, and publicly accessible showers.
  • On top of the pavilion is an area with tables and chairs called The Perch, which overlooks the park and the Hood stack.
  • Sustainable features include deep-rooted and water-seeking plants, a bioswale with salt-tolerant plants, locally sourced plants, and storm water capture on site.

Photos: © Peter Vanderwarker