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Shirley Ave Forest Pocket Park Community Event to be Held on May 4, 2024 at 10:00am

May 2, 2024

REVERE, MA – The City of Revere is working in coordination with Shirley Ave neighborhood partners and landscape architecture firm ASK+ to design a brand-new public space at 69 Shirley Ave: a forest pocket park!

A pocket park is a small-scale neighborhood greenspace that is designed to meet a range of functions. Through last year’s Participatory Budgeting process, the community identified this project as the top public space priority. Now, the work is underway, and three concept designs have been proposed for community feedback. Community members can provide input in-person at the community event held at 69 Shirley Ave on May 4th at 10:00am, or through a survey found at

This project emerged from the 2023 Shirley Ave Public Realm Participatory Budgeting (PB) process, which collected more than 600 pieces of input, including over 300 votes for public space projects proposed by community members. The City of Revere allocated $560k towards the Participatory Budget process—a mix of $260k Community Development Block Grant funding, $285k of State Housing Choice Grant funding, and $15k of public art private philanthropic funds.

Mayor Keefe articulated his support of the project: “Shirley Ave is a vibrant community. This greenspace will act as a complement to Costa Park. We love to see the activity down on Shirley Ave and across the Ward 2 neighborhood.”

Once again, join the team on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:00am at the site of the future Forest Pocket Park: 69 Shirley Ave. This is a two-part event, including a community design workshop and a plant swap. The rain location for this event is Las Delicias Colombianas, located at 86 Shirley Ave.

All are welcome! The City’s community liaison team will be on-site to support language access and refreshments will be provided by MGH/RevereCares.

Plant Swap Rules:

  1. Bring pest-free plants, in containers or “bare root”
  2. Swaps or giveaways only, no sales please
  3. Indoor or outdoor plants are welcome

The design team will have a batch of donated plants for giveaway even if you don’t have ones to swap. Celebrate your love of green space and nature by sharing and/or bringing home a plant while you give feedback on the new park space.

Please contact Laura Christopher to learn more or get involved: (617) 312-3100 or

We hope to see you there!


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Patrick M. Keefe Jr.
Linda DeMaio
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Claudia Correa
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Robert Marra
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