The Children's Museum has announced plans to upgrade its waterfront exterior along the Fort Point Channel, estimating a $10 - $12 million investment in a project named "Children's Wharf." According to museum president Lou Casagrande's statements to the Boston Globe, costs will be split between private donations and public sources including federal and state highway funds.
Included in the plans are a water park, a coffee-pot shaped cafe and a tree-lined park on the parcel now used as a parking lot adjacent to the New Northern Avenue Bridge. This park would welcome pedestrian visitors using the harborwalk.
SAND members met with Children's museum planners last week to discuss these plans. SAND is supportive of the Children's Wharf proposed conversion, and will continue to promote free and unfettered public access to this area.