This season Center Park added a new path that links the park with the Carlisle rotary, Fern’s Country Store, Gleason Library, the school, churches, the Veteran’s Memorial on Carlisle Common and business offices.
There is also a new paperbark maple tree (Acer griseum) along the North Boundary; it was donated by Brian J. Prosser in memory of Katharine Dru Prosser. The Friends of Center park are deeply grateful for his gift.
Center Park celebrated its 6th birthday on June 29 with ice cream (from Kimball Farm!) and cake. The Ancient Mariners played Dixieland jazz and selections from the American Songbook during the party.
About Center Park
A garden oasis in the center of Carlisle, Massachusetts, peaceful Center Park offers a restful stopping place for visitors and brings serenity to Carlisle Center.
A flower-filled island welcomes you as you enter the park, and an expansive lawn offers seating areas that invite picnics, conversations and quiet contemplation.
A parcel filled with overgrown brush was transformed by the Friends of Center Park who brought the town and its boards together in 2006.
The Friends then raised the funds needed for landscape and garden designer Maria von Brincken, APLD, along with landscape architects Lowell Robinson and Pliny Jewell III to enhance the site with their sensitive plans and very hard work.
- Click here to learn more about Center Park’s history
- Click here to learn more about Maria von Brincken
Read about Center Park in the Carlisle Mosquito:
- Click here to read “Center Park, a peaceful garden in the center of Carlisle” in the April 27, 2012 edition of the Carlisle Mosquito
- Click here to read “Center Park, a splendid little oasis” in the July 20, 2007 edition of the Carlisle Mosquito