Ferrous Site Park
STIMSON has begun collaborating on the design of Ferrous Site Park. The project is a 4.5-acre brownfield landscape located in Lawrence, MA, at the confluence of the Spicket and Merrimack Rivers. Historically used as an ironworks facility, the site is home to a 24-foot tall mound of remnant sand castings, a spillway, and a vibrant community of pioneer woodland species, most of which have emerged only since site operations ceased in 2001. The design team (comprised of STIMSON, D.I.R.T. studio, Nitsch Engineering, RSE Associates, Tillett Lighting Design, and botanist Dr. Peter Del Tredici) is working with Groundwork Lawrence to celebrate the site as a true urban wild through educational and recreational use.