A Community Vision for the Abandoned Malden Hospital Site

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*NEW* 3 Part Action plan to create Fellsmere Community Park

Potential uses for the Malden Hospital site to enrich community life and match Malden and Medford needs

  • Incubator space
  • Community meeting spaces - rentable space
  • Combined Use open/recreational space and moderate income elder housing
  • A toddler and parents learning/socializing facility
  • Walking paths, Picnic areas, Community gardens
  • Café, Performance and arts center, Outdoor bandstand
  • Tennis courts, Ball field, Soccer field, Outdoor workout space, Skateboard park  
Reasons to consider alternate proposals other than an almost 400-unit apartment, condo,  and assisted living complex
  • Traffic Overload: Adding over 500 cars to an already heavily trafficked area
  • Environmental Impact: Risk to stressed Fellsmere Pond ecosystem
  • Expensive Housing: Cost of units beyond reach of median local incomes
  • Green Space Deficit: Malden has the 2nd lowest ratio of green space
  • Construction Impact: Developers “hope to avoid” blasting/damage to nearby foundations.
  • WHO MOSTLY BENEFITS: The developer, NOT the community 

To learn more, see this informational flyer...

Friends of Fellsmere Heights is a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots community group advocating for a community-centric development concept for the abandoned Malden Hospital site. Our mission is to minimize high-density development at the site and to preserve and enhance the quality of life of Malden and Medford residents through preservation of open space.

  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Fellsmere Park in Malden, MA

    Lantern Walk 2017

    Children of all ages and their families are invited to participate in this year's Lantern Walk at the Fellsmere Pond to celebrate the legacy of Malden Hospital. 

    - 5:30 pm - Lantern making workshop
    - 6:30 pm - There will be an educational nature hike for children and picnic provided. There will be hot dogs provided, or children can bring their own food or buy food from the vendors.
    - 7:00 pm - Field games (3-legged race, wheel-barrow race, etc.), raffles, and bingo.
    - DUSK - Lantern Walk begins led by this year's Grand marshall the Girl Scouts.

    Bring a chair or blanket for your comfort and enjoy the beautiful and historical Olmstead designed Fellsmere Park. No RSVP in advance required.



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