Part of Maple Street in Hyannis to become a park

Ridgewood Park is about to get a bit bigger this summer

Ridgewood Park in Hyannis is about to get a bit bigger this summer. The Town of Barnstable announced that the section of Maple Street that runs through the park will be closed Thursday, July 24 to begin construction.

The section of Maple Street, between Locust Street and Oak Street, will initially be blocked off with concrete barriers. (See town issued map on below-right and Google map below.)

Redevelopment work at Ridgewood Park will begin the week of August 4, according to a notice from the town. The work includes the excavation and removal of the section of Maple Street separating the two park parcels, removal of other asphalt and play equipment, the creation of a new topographical berm (including topsoil stripping, seeding, landscaping, etc.), new signage, temporary irrigation and a dog waste station, according to the final plans issued by the town.

The project will also include two years of landscaping and maintenance, according to the document.

Once the work is complete, the concrete barriers will be replaced by bollards, reflectors and landscaping improvements.

The redevelopment of Ridgewood Park is scheduled for completion in October.

See the final plans and architectural renderings here. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on