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The new Citizens Park in Woburn Square was formally dedicated on Saturday, June 14, 2003 as part of the City’s Annual Flag Day celebration. The park was first proposed by the WRA and the Committee to Revitalize Downtown Woburn, and was incorporated in both the Busy Bend Design Study and the Woburn Square Revitalization Plan.

Location
The site was purchased by the WRA from Citizens Bank in February, 2000, at a substantial discount from its full value, generously offered by Citizens Bank in order to make the park project feasible.

Design
The design of the park went through many changes from its initial conception; the final schematic design  was completed by Allen & Major Associates and Morris Architects, with substantial involvement by the WRA and the Downtown Committee. The $250,000 cost of the new park was funded by the City of Woburn through an FY 2001 appropriation, and was constructed by the Woburn Department of Public Works, and DeIulius Brothers Construction. With the park's completion, the WRA began an important and related effort, the disposition and redevelopment of it adjacent office at 371 Main Street.

Function
Citizens Park plays an important duel function in the revitalization of Woburn Square. The new plaza provides substantially improved pedestrian access between the Walnut Street Municipal Parking Lot and the Main Street businesses and public buildings in the heart of Woburn Square. At the same time, it also provides a comfortable, attractive place for pedestrians to take a moment to rest and enjoy a conversation, or watch the surrounding activity in the Square. On August 8, 2003, the first public concert was held in the Park, sponsored by Woburn Environmental Residents Network (W.R.E.N.) and the Woburn Social Capital Initiative.