Center Park, 2015

A Thank You, and an Invitation, from Center Park

As predicted when it began in 2006, Center Park has become a community treasure.

While the Town bears some of the expenses through the DPW budget and CPA funds, the Friends of Center Park provide a substantial portion of the annual maintenance and support that keeps the park looking spectacular in every season.

With thanks to the donors and volunteers who have contributed to the park this year, and best wishes for a wonderful New Year that includes many visits to the park.

Ready for Winter, 2014

The fall clean-up and maintenance work is done, the season is settling in, and the garden beds are ready for their winter’s nap!

Update 2014

Blue baptisia in front of a pink peony

Blue baptisia and pink peony – Image (c) JMcCT, 2014, all rights reserved

The Town of Carlisle’s commitment to Center Park was noted when Annual Town Meeting voted to include Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding.

Center Park coordinator Sabrina Perry presented a slide show about Center Park during a Bedford Lyceum at First Parish on the Common in Bedford. Attendees learned how the park came into existence, and how the gardens developed.

The park observed its 7th birthday with an opportunity for  the community to bring their picnics to Center Park on Old Home Day, June 28. The Ancient Mariners, a Dixieland jazz combo, performed from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm.

About Center Park


Astilbe ~ Image (c) JMcCT, 2013 all rights reserved

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.

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