Corbett McKenna Park

Somerville, MA
Constructed 2002


Corbett McKenna Park, located in the heart of the City of Somerville, is adjacent to Prospect Hill Monument where the nation’s first flag, the Grand Union, was raised. Renovations expanded the park to two levels, adding a deck extension over the wooded slope to access a breathtaking view from this historic hill to the Boston skyline beyond. The design hails a stars and stripes theme with a decorative archway, waving stripe gates and rails, banners, a star-themed custom water feature and bronze stars with abbreviations for each of the 50 states sprinkled in the sparkling pavement.

The new deck features picnic tables, and is connected to the lower level swing area with a custom slide and ladder. Other improvements included resurfacing the basketball court; custom play structures in red, silver and blue; furnishings and plantings.