Mystic River Reservation

Medford, MA

Carol R. Johnson and Associates / IBI Group

Construction of the Reservation included approximately 200 acres of land along more than a mile of the Mystic River to provide active and passive recreational facilities where dredge spoils and random urban fill materials had been placed.  Some areas were underlain by soft sediments and former marshlands.  Over 250,000 cubic yards of soils were mixed to create planting mediums and specially chosen plant materials were utilized. Subsurface drainage and salt control systems were designed, settlement analyses were carried out and preload areas were designed and implemented. As a result of the success of the reclamation effort, Pine & Swallow received the Governor’s Design Award.

High-Use LawnsNaturalized LandscapesPublic SpacesStreetscapesWaterfrontsWetlands / Water