Corey Hill Playground

Project Description



Corey Hill Park is located at the crest of Summit Avenue. The southern parcel contains an active play equipment area and lawn and the northern parcel contains an attractive overlook of Boston, trees over lawn and an open grassed slope, sundial, and seating. The playground, last renovated in 1989, is in need of complete replacement including site regrading and accessibility improvements. This project will replace all play structures at the site and review the layout and design of the active playground portion of the park. Renovations will improve safety, accessibility and multi-generational accommodations. Masonry work, benches, walkways, planting, and other site amenities will be included with this renovation.

Project Updates

October 2017
Construction is completed! The park will remain closed for the next couple of weeks to let the grass grow in and become established. We are planning a grand re-opening celebration on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 2-4pm at the park, we hope to see you there! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Jessie Waisnor at 617-264-6490 or jwaisnor@brooklinema.gov

September 2017


Corey Hill Construction is almost completed. The contractor Jame T. Construction has finished the sundial paving and the remainder of the concrete work. This week they are working on the coring of the concrete, watering the new plants and lawn and cleaning up the construction site. The construction fence will remain up for the next few weeks to allow the grass and new plants to grow and become well established. We will be annoucing a parking opening date and celebration soon! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Jessie Waisnor at 617-264-6490 or jwaisnor@broolinema.gov



August 2017


Corey Hill construction is continuing with contractor Jamie T. Construction. Last week the crew started on the water play area in the playground. The stream bed was formed out of concrete, the plumbing was installed for the water spray feature, the farm pump and the water fountain. Boulders have all been installed around the water play area. This week they will install the exercise equipment, install water features and start the concrete paving. On the passive side of the park they have completed the pathway, overlook and picnic area layout and they have installed the base materials to prepare for paving. The next steps will be asphalt paving, furniture, sundial, and plant installation. The park is scheduled to be completed by Fall 2017. There is access to the hill part of the green dog park during construction. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Jessie Waisnor at 617-264-6490 or jwaisnor@brooklinema.gov.

June/July 2017


Corey Hill construction is well under way. The contractor Jamie T. Construction is on site with his crew who have been focusing on the playground side of the park. The demolition work and rough grading has been completed, as well as the base for the pathway and concrete pads for the picnic areas. This week they are continuing on the installation of the play pieces, the rocks are all in place awaiting the ropes to connect them, the swing frame is up and the wooden play village is being assembled. Next week the crew will start on the utility work for the water play area, the installation of the boulders and paving of pathways. On the passive side of the park they have started the demo and rough grading work. The next steps will be fine grading and base materials for the pathways to get ready for paving and the installation of the sundial. The park is scheduled to be completed by September 2017. There is access to the hill part of the green dog park during construction. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Jessie Waisnor at 617-264-6490 or jwaisnor@brooklinema.gov

‚ÄčMay 2017 

Corey Hill construction is under way. The contractor Jamie T. Construction is on site and working on the park renovations which will include the following work over the next few months:

  • Site demolition and earthwork;
  • Pruning of healthy trees and removal of selected trees;
  • New play equipment for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds;
  • Water play area for kids of all ages;
  • Natural play elements on the hillside;
  • Exercise stations;
  • Addition of pathways and accessibility improvements throughout the park on both sides;
  • New native plantings on both sides of the park;
  • New park furniture including accessible picnic tables, hammocks and lounge chairs;
  • Passive lawn and seating area for multigenerational use/quiet enjoyment; 

The park is scheduled to be completed by September 2017. There is access to the hill part of the green dog park during construction. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Jessie Waisnor at 617-264-6490 or jwaisnor@brooklinema.gov


Corey Hill Park Plan