REPORT

#Date Priority Code (DRAFT)Details | And was this reported and how reported?Any Updates or Milestones?
110/5/2021
Unrated
| Gaps in the cobblestone strips at intersections... | Reported?- Yes; already reported.
24/27/2021
Unrated
| significant increase in bicycles using the path. Most are courteous. Many are not. ... | Reported?- No
34/27/2021
Unrated
| Household trash is being left beside or on top of trash barrels. These bags then become torn apart by scavengers and or animals. This seems to occur weekly most notably at the intersection with West Newton. ... | Reported?- No
44/27/2021
Unrated
| Signs encouraging the cleanup of dog waste need to be more prominent. The dog population has exploded. Landscaping is being impacted. Any consideration to designating dog relief sections along the parkland with poop bags provided?... | Reported?- No
54/27/2021
Unrated
| Not a concern but an observation—The landscaping along this section gets more stunning every year. The rose garden is spectacular. ...
64/3/2021
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Signage | Some of the COVID / Social distancing signs are broken or missing, including a missing sign near the BlueBike station at Jackson Square....
74/3/2021
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Overall / General | QUESTION: There was a plaque honoring WW II dead from JP that was originally on a Boulder along the extension at Forest Hills. The plaque has been missing for awhile. Is there any information about what happened and how to request that it be restored?... | Reported?- Discussed at PMAC
84/2/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Paths | A wish list item: A long-time wish list item is for a curbcut at the spot in the park in the South End where Claremont Park bends right toward Columbus Ave. There is a steep curbstone at that spot, posing a barrier to people, whether biking or using a wheelchair, using a walker, riding a childr... | Reported?- Yes, this has been discussed at PMAC meetings.
94/1/2021
Unrated
Bike/Walking Paths | Ralph W. noticed, and David W. reported to 311 on an issue with the walk signal at Green and Amory. 311 reported this as fixed. Text of 311 report: "Walk signal issue: When Green St has the green light, the concurrent walk signal displays, and counts down to zero when Green`s light turns red.... | Reported?- Yes, reported via 311 and 311 reported as fixed.

4/1/2021 3:36:50 PM | Bike/walking path road crossings | Bike/Walking Paths | 311 reported as fixed; David W. confirmed that it seems to be working as expected.

103/28/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Signage | The ONLY sign in the South End that mentions the park is the notice that you are entering the Southwest Corridor Reservation. We are not, and never have been a reservation, and the other lettering is wearing off. The sign should be removed, as names and brand names are important. And it is not the... | Reported?- Just now

3/29/2021 10:53:38 AM | | | Initial response via PMAC: Should this say "And it is not the [Pierre Lallement] bike path anymore anyhow."? If yes, the Pierre Lallement name raises lots of questions, as most people call the path simply the Southwest Corridor Park Bicycle Path (or Bike/Walking Paths). There have been some good conversations about this, although the name remains officially the Pierre Lallement Bike Path. About the larger question of the sign -- definitely worth looking at options.

113/28/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Signage | The sign on Northampton Street needs to be removed, please. Please see photo. The Park has never been a Reservation, and the letters are eroding. ... | Reported?- Just now.

4/13/2021 8:53:28 AM | | | (See comment above.)

122/28/2021
In Progress
Sports | What is the status of the skateboard park project?...

4/13/2021 8:53:28 AM | | | SWCP Skatepark construction officially started on April 12, 2021! (And DCR & PMAC have shared this news via social media and email, with lots of positive response!)

2/28/2021 1:41:37 PM | Skateboard Park | Sports | The skateboard project at Stony Brook is scheduled to start construction this spring. Watch for updates here, as well as on the project signage and on the DCR website.

131/25/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | Behind Mass. Ave. station there is a speed-bump-like bump in the path that is very hard for wheelchair users, bicyclists or others to cross. There has been some work done on this spot but it still needs more work.... | Reported?- Yes via PMAC.
141/5/2021
!THANK YOU!
Playgrounds | I love the new playground picnic tables!!...

1/26/2021 9:32:44 AM | | | Thank you!

151/5/2021
Priority CodePriority Code
Maintenance and Landsacaping | tree damage from storm - consider replacing trees that were cut down/fell down....
161/5/2021
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Playgrounds | playground work at johnson - new benches and table installation - anchor bolts were not cut off flush - poses injury concern to barefoot people in spray deck areas - should be completed before 1 year warranty is up - SPring SUmmer 2021... | Reported?- no

1/26/2021 9:32:01 AM | | | Thank you for the report! Ben is addressing this with the DCR playground team.

171/5/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Playgrounds | spray deck rubber surface. was cut in locations for plumbing work completed after spraydeck rubber was complete - should be patched to match color and avoid tripping hazard... | Reported?- no

1/26/2021 9:32:01 AM | | | Thank you for the report! Ben is addressing this with the DCR playground team. Note that the rubber cannot be replaced until the weather warms up.

181/5/2021
?Pandemic related?
Bike/Walking Path | Several walking paths were barely usable in the Fall because of unraked leaves. They`re not wide enough for more than one person in non-COVID times but now there cannot be any obstructions/narrowing of paths in order for safe walking.... | Reported?- 311
191/5/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | The walking paths are too close to traffic in a few areas where cars, trucks, and buses pass walkers/runners only a few feet away from the path. Specifically, the section from Roxbury to Jackson is the worst offender because of the high speeds of traffic.... | Reported?- No

1/25/2021 12:21:51 PM | | | PMAC would like to address this in the mid-term via path stencils and striping and in the longer term via possible path re-design. See our survey results and recommendations on the SWCPC website bicycling page.

201/5/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Bike/Walking Path | Vehicles fail to yield to cyclists and pedestrians at several crossings throughout the Corridor from Forest Hills to Ruggles, especially the uncontrolled ones. Suggest better signage and enforcement to improve safety.... | Reported?- No

1/25/2021 12:21:51 PM | | | See our PMAC recommendations to BTD on the SWCPC website bicycling page.

211/5/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Lighting | A significant number of streetlamps were out over the summer. Some have been fixed/bulbs replaced but many still remain out.... | Reported?- 311, Twitter

1/6/2021 8:35:09 AM | | | At the January 5, 2021 PMAC meeting, DCR staff reported that the lighting replacement and refurbishment is continuing. (1.) As of now, most fixtures have been fixed but 150 light fixtures are still out, and will be refurbished rather than replaced, a slow process. (2.) The next section to be addressed will be at Jackson Square because the COVID testing site there overflows onto the paths at night, and the path is poorly lit. (3.) The issue began when all of the lights failed this summer due to a manufacturing defect. The lights, installed a few years ago, were under warranty, and so replacement parts, and now refurbished lights, are being shipped in batches from the manufacturer. Supply, shipping and COVID-related delays have made this a slow process. (4.) It is a normal part of the process that lights are on during the daytime during this repair phase. (5.) Missing light fixtures are those that have been sent to the manufacturer to be refurbished.

221/5/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Community Health and Safety | bicyclists along path riding too fast and often erratically while path is crowded with pedestrians... | Reported?- No
231/5/2021
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Community Health and Safety | Bench at the end of Braddock Park is often littered with trash and needles. It is often a homeless encampment.... | Reported?- No
241/5/2021
Pandemic related?
Maintenance and Landscaping | trash, dead leaves are accumulating along the sides of the path (gutters)... | Reported?- no
251/5/2021
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Maintenance and Landscaping | Brick pavers are missing by the W. Newton St. section and cold patch has been used to fill in the holes. This is very unsightly... | Reported?- No
261/5/2021
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Signage | There aren`t enough signs asking people to clean up after their dogs and warning of the health hazard of failure to do so... | Reported?- No
271/5/2021
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Lighting | We know that lighting repairs have been going on since summer; and continue to hear concerns from park users.... | Reported?- Yes, ongoing reports & updates with DCR
281/4/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Maintenance and Landscaping | There is a long-time drainage problem in the area along the tracks along Lawndale Street. The water (and ice) make it hard for park users to walk, run, dog-walk, etc., along this pathway. ... | Reported?- Yes - via PMAC and DCR.

5/21/2021 8:39:26 AM | | | As an interesting landscape and engineering question -- here is a link to an old map of the Stony Brook drainage area, showing perhaps a tributary stream into Stony Brook. https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search/commonwealth:cj82m029n

5/21/2021 8:22:38 AM | | | The park manager has asked that this drain cleaning be prioritized. Meanwhile, we are learning more about the causes of the drainage issue (slope, water-table-level) and recognize that it is more than a drain-cleaning issue. This area is widely used, but was not designed as a pathway and has some features that make the water/ice/mud a common issue. A thought to consider -- is a rain garden or other strategy feasible and worth considering? (NOTE: This is rated a "2" in the last criteria because while drain cleaning is a first step, other things like a rain garden could be considered.

1/8/2021 11:43:28 AM | | | There was discussion about this issue at the Jan. 5th 2021 PMAC meeting. DCR has a drain cleaning contractor who is stretched across multiple parks; DCR is aware of our concerns.

291/4/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Community Health and Safety | Safety... | Reported?- They have been two shootings in the park with in the last 6 months on Mission Deck

1/6/2021 8:40:20 AM | | | There was discussion about these concerns at the Jan. 5 2021 PMAC meeting. New cameras are being installed by BHA; MSP has been asked to prioritize this area; BPD provided a brief update about meetings and coordination.

301/4/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Community Health and Safety | To Boston police... | Reported?- Called reported to Boston police in person.
311/3/2021
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Bike/Walking Path | the bike/ped. path system needs better markings to provide visual cues to users and promote safety awareness.... | Reported?- Yes, via PMAC meetings and discussions with DCR.
321/3/2021
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Community Health and Safeety | Many park users, including many older teens and adults (including park workers) don`t wear masks, even when in proximity to others.... | Reported?- PMAC requested signs, which were put up. It seems that the policy of the state is not to actively enforce the mask ordinance.
331/3/2021
Priority CodePriority CodePriority Code
Maintenance and Landscaping | Johnson ball field has drainage issues.... | Reported?- PMAC meetings.
341/3/2021
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Bike/Walking Path | Granite strips near each intersection to be removed.... | Reported?- Yes, agreement via PMAC/DCR



DRAFT REPORT ~ As we work on a soft launch of the park dashboard, this report provides an initial look at concerns and updates. All are offered in a spirit of collaboration, recognizing that some are longer-term concerns that require a multi-faceted approach, while others are issues that can be readily addressed. We are working to define priority codes that assess:


Priority codes are based on three criteria:

IMPACT: Does this issue affect park safety and/or usability of park features? 3 is highest priority.
DOMAIN: Is this issue within the domain of park staff, park volunteers and/or public safety partners? 3 represents issues that are defintely in the domain of park staff, volunteers or public safety partners, while 1 or 2 represents issues that are multi-faceted, requiring a citywide or statewide solution or other solutions not within our control.
PLAN: Is there an agreed-upon approach or an agreed-upon plan to address this issue? 3 represents issues that have a clear, agreed-upon plan or approach, including projects that have been agreed on or that are routine maintenance.