Thank you to Maureen Reilly-Meagher for her contribution in helping to get this project off the ground in its early stages and to Jim Barron for his role. Additional thanks to Colleen Nolan, Liz Blum, John Rice, and Chris Pitts.
Public sector partners who moved the project along with their cooperation, skills, resources, and expertise include:
Nicole Banks, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Mark Welch, Deputy Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Luis Perez Demorizi, Open Space Coordinator of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Derek Mannion, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Earle Lord, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Robert DeRubeis, retired, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation
Carol Schein, retired, Department of Parks and Recreation
Elaine Gentile, retired, Department of Parks and Recreation
James McGonagle, Commissioner of Department of Public Works
Shane Mark, Director of Operations of Department of Public Works
Nicole Freedman, Department of Transportation
John Rice, retired, City of Newton Ward Councilor for Ward 5
The Waban Area Council
In addition, this project has had the enthusiastic support of Mayor Setti Warren and Mayor Ruthanne Fuller.