Mayor Walsh's office reports the city has won a $250,000 federal grant to add climbing areas and trail markers and restore wetlands in the Sherrin Woods Urban Wild..
In the 1980s, Boston used another federal grant to buy the 24-acre woodland, which sits along the Northeast Corridor train tracks between Dale Street in Roslindale and Austin and Marston streets in Hyde Park.
Among the work the money will pay for: Two climbing areas at a prominent outcropping called Pine Rock. In a statement, Boston Parks and Recreation Commissioner Christopher Cook added:
For the first time, the City will formally invest in new trails and trailheads to improve its access and usability by the public, create a signage and wayfinding system to encourage users to explore the extensive trail system and install seating at scenic overlooks.