Blair Square 

M.J. Cataldo, Inc. was awarded the contract to renovate the existing town square in order to greater provide the community with a safe, multifunctional green space.   

  • Year: 2022-2023
  • Client: Town of Holliston
  • Location: Holliston, Mass.
  • Project Type: Municipal Park

About This Project

The Blair Square renovation project was designed to create a multifunctional community space, while maintaining the historical elements of the park. The design incorporates Historic Milford Pink Granite sourced from a local quarry & repurposed granite from the North End.  The square is also home to a Veteran’s Memorial & Flag pole. Blair Square, the hub of the Upper Charles River Rail Trail, now safely accommodates the  high pedestrian & bike traffic.

Our Work Included: 

  • Demolition of the existing site with tree removal
  • Stripping of loam and sub grading
  • Installation of drainage & water connections to provide for irrigation, & water bubblers
  • Installation of concrete footings for the pavilion
  • Splitting the granite seat wall by Wedge & Feather method
  • Setting reclaimed granite posts & granite detectable warning
    strips where the existing Rail Trail transitions into the Square
  • Installation of a multi colored paver design & stone dust walkways
  • Site amenities included the construction of the new pavilion, installation of picnic tables, benches, kiosk, bike racks, site signage, dog waste stations & a multipurpose water bubbler
  • The project was finished off landscape with new sod, simple plantings, and blank mulch beds left for community gardening projects

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