RFP: Ruggles Corridor: Dewitt Park at Madison Park Athletic Complex

  • Commissioning Entity: Boston Arts Commission
  • Budget: $250000
  • Open Date: 2019-05-03
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2019-05-30

Brief Description

The City of Boston, via the Boston Arts Commission, invites artists or artist teams to apply to create permanent public artwork(s) to complement a renovation of Dewitt Playground, at the corner of Ruggles Street and Dewitt Drive and adjacent to the Madison Park High School Athletic Field Complex in Roxbury, MA. The site is an existing public open space adjacent to Madison Park High School Athletic Complex. The community wants to maintain the current basketball programming in the form of two full courts and two half courts but create additional activity areas and amenities for all ages. The site changes in elevation by ~9’ from north to south. This shift in height is incorporated in the design as an opportunity for a transition between the court types. This area is envisioned as a stage that can accommodate various activities like movie nights, farmers’ markets, and open-ended exploration, as well as an additional seating and activity area.