The Boston Globe recently examined a park that has evolved into a haven for biking – despite once serving as a munitions storage facility for the U.S. Navy in WWII. During the 1930s and 1940s, the site was heavily contaminated asbestos. It has not been an easy transition from weapons depot to bike haven.
The most affected portion of this park is situated in the middle of what is now part of the bike trials. This area was known as the annex area by the Navy and was surrounded by a fence after the munitions depot closed. After it was sold to the state, it remained closed for safety reasons. Continue reading →