City and state officials joined with the Richard family to announce a parcel now owned by the MBTA next to the museum will be turned into a park honoring the memory of the Dorchester boy who only wanted peace.
"Martin's message of peace and love of life serves as an inspiration for all of us," said Mayor Walsh. "I thank all of our partners who have contributed to this important initiative, and especially the Richard family, whose strength and commitment to bettering our community exemplifies the spirit of our city."
Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates, a landscape architecture firm, will design the park, with construction estimated to begin in 2017. Several local companies and foundations have already donated money towards construction.