August 16, 2017, marked the culmination of immense generosity, commitment to community and dedication to building a more kind and peaceful world. Joined by family, friends, Mayor Walsh, Governor Baker and countless supporters– The Richard’s broke ground on Martin’s Park: a universally accessible park and playground adjacent to the Boston Children’s Museum.
Growing up in Dorchester, Martin Richard spent long hours playing at the various fields and playgrounds around the city. Here, Martin learned the value of community, teamwork, fairness, and kindness. Martin’s Park is a symbol of Martin’s welcoming, inclusive nature as well as a place where he, his siblings and friends would have loved exploring and being together. This unique, public, outdoor space will ensure Martin’s legacy remains a vibrant and positive influence for future generations.