City of Somerville

Parks, Fields and Open Space Evaluations
Somerville, MA

Somerville Parks Evaluation


Gale was hired by the City to evaluate each of its public parks, fields, playgrounds and open space parcels. Our services included the following:

  • Evaluated a total of 75 sites throughout the City each typically containing multiple venues ranging from multipurpose fields, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, public gardens, memorials, and playgrounds
  • Developed a standard rating system to evaluate each component for general appearance, accessibility, safety, condition of fields and courts, dimensional adequacy and condition of play structures
  • Final deliverable was a searchable database of inventory and ratings for each site for the City to use when prioritizing park improvement projects