Preserve Amory Park From Development for All Brookline Residents
  • Petitioning Mr. Alan Morse

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Brookline School Committee, B-SPACE
Mr. Alan Morse
Brookline School Committee
Mr. P.H. Benjamin Chang
Brookline School Committee
Ms. Helen Charlupski
Brookline School Committee
Ms. Abby Cox
Brookline School Committee
Ms. Amy Kershaw
Brookline School Committee
Mr. David Pollak
Brookline School Committee
Ms. Barbara Scotto
Brookline School Committee
Ms. Rebecca Stone
Brookline Board of Selectman, B-SPACE
Ms. Betsy DeWitt
Brookline School Committee
Ms. Robin Coyne
Brookline School Committee
Ms. Susan Wolf Ditkoff
Brookline Board of Selectmen
Ms. Nancy Daly
Brookline Board of Selectmen
Mr. Richard W. Benka
Brookline Board of Selectmen
Mr. Kenneth Goldstein
Brookline Board of Selectmen
Mr. Neil Wishinsky
B-SPACE
Ms. Katherine Craven
B-SPACE
Mr. George Cole
B-SPACE
Mr. Philip Kramer
B-SPACE
Mr. Mike Sandman
B-SPACE
Mr. Mel Kleckner
B-SPACE, Supt. of Brookline Schools
Dr. Bill Lupini
B-SPACE
Mr. Fred Wang
B-SPACE
Ms. Lisa Crossley

Preserve Amory Park From Development for All Brookline Residents

    1. Petition by

      Friends of Amory Park

Amory Park is one of Brookline's most treasured green spaces and is used by a multitude of our residents. Any construction at Amory would significantly diminish the quality of life for all our residents, current and future.  It's worth saving. 

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    1. Reached 750 signatures

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    • irene doucette WINTHROP, MA
      • 2 months ago

      It is a treasure to the community..,used by all.

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    • Terry Halco CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • 9 months ago

      Land that was laid out as PUBLIC green space must remain public green space, for the health of our communities and the people!

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    • Eliza Bent BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I am writing in support of preserving Amory Park from development. I am a graduate of Brookline High School and the Lawrence Elementary School and was a resident of Powell Street for 18 years. Even though I now live in Brooklyn, NY, I always tell people I’m from Brookline. Having a green, civic-minded space like Amory Park was essential in my otherwise urban upbringing.

      Amory was my backyard. It was where I learned how to sled and climb a tree. It was where I learned how to watch a baseball game, and where I listened to my first outdoor concert. Amory was where I discovered what it meant to experience a nature sanctuary. And the best part about Amory was that I shared all this with so many friends. I may have grown green beans on the balcony off my apartment’s bedroom, but Amory was where I went to boast to friends of my green thumb.

      During my undergraduate years I worked at the Amory tennis courts as an attendant. I signed people in, collected dues and watered the clay courts all while reading books, gabbing with tennis players and dreaming of post-collegiate life. I look back on what could have been a dull summer job and see it now as a hallmark in my adult development. Not only did many Amory tennis players have endless fountains of wisdom to give me with regard to how I should use my philosophy degree—not to mention merciless, good-natured teasing—they also demonstrated the power that a small group of thoughtful citizens has. The barbeques, tournaments and post-tennis hydration sessions gave me a more nuanced understanding of what community can mean. The convivial feeling at these events and non-events was palpable and inclusive. I was always shocked to discover that some of Amory’s more ardent fans didn’t even live in Brookline. The park was nevertheless just as essential to them.

      Where will the dog walkers and sunbathers gather with no Amory? Where will the retirees and new families go? Where will the cricket matches, the little league games, the improvised soccer and Frisbee throwing happen? Amory provides a much needed gathering space for residents and visitors of Brookline. I hope it can remain that way in the years to come.

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    • Vincent McCaffrey ABINGTON, MA
      • 9 months ago

      As a twenty-five year resident of Brookline, Amory park was a second home, a place for apartment dwellers such as we were to play with our kids, and for our kids to play, everyday. I wish it was larger, not smaller.

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    • lorrie Levine BROOKLINE, MA
      • 9 months ago

      I love Amory Park and what an awful place to put a school!!

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