Pathway Will Link To Existing DCR Park
LAS VEGAS (August 13, 2015)—Wynn Resorts has announced that its $1.7 billion resort in Everett will feature a 20’ wide scenic public harbor walk that will extend the entire shoreline of the property and connect to the adjacent state-owned Gateway Park.
Wynn will pay for the design, permitting and construction of an offsite connector that will link the Wynn Everett Harbor Walk to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Gateway Center Park, fulfilling a major state and local open-space planning objective.
The harbor walk will be open to the public year round and will be a highlight of Wynn’s $30 million remediation of the contaminated 33-acre former chemical plant site that has been inaccessible to the public for more than a century. Open to pedestrians and bicyclists, the harbor walk will guide guests to beautifully landscaped gardens and waterfront features that include a picnic park, viewing deck, shoreline pavilion and water ferry/taxi dock.
“We envision our harbor walk to be brimming with activity day and night, year round, both from a recreational and transportation perspective,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Wynn Everett. “Connecting to the Gateway Center Park means more people can enjoy the Mystic River and access our resort without having to drive here by car. It is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unlock a beautiful urban waterfront that very few people today know exists.”