A Vision for Tim White Way


To create the most vibrant and welcoming resident and visitor community in West Roxbury, the West Roxbury Main Streets (WRMS) Design Committee is imagining multiple ways to enhance and enrich public spaces throughout the neighborhood on and adjacent to Centre Street. One such space is Tim White Way (TWW).

Recently named in memory of a well-loved community member, this space currently serves as a pedestrian passage between Centre Street, Roche Brothers, the Post Office and the Highland Commuter Rail Station. It is a quiet spot with large shade trees and three sturdy benches. The entrance at Centre Street has a kiosk where notice of community events can be posted. This space has tremendous potential to be an even more attractive and inviting pocket park and a venue for community activities. A small group has been meeting to brainstorm ideas and is now seeking wide community engagement and new ideas.

Some initial ideas include:

  • Creating a more inviting entryway from Centre Street and updating the kiosk

  • Adding cafe style seating

  • Adding game tables for chess, checkers, or mah-jongg

  • Installing seasonal planters

  • Installing additional benches, age-friendly and/or buddy benches

  • Piloting a series of community events to draw people to the space. Some ideas are: a fall health fair; a monthly craft fair with music; healthy food event; children's activities

  • Establishing a Free Library station for exchange of children's and adult books

Take the Survey! In order to make this space one that meets the interests and needs of the community, we are inviting broad input from neighbors and potential community partners. We are excited about the potential of this pocket park and look forward to your ideas and input.

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