First Parish Burial Ground over the years has been neglected and as a result the area has become overgrown, holes have formed in the ground and stones have either been vandalized or broken by the weather. With all of these things it makes it hard for the city to maintain the area and henceforth more damage occurs. To help stop the cycle we propose doing a fragmenting project. With this project we will be documenting the broken shards, safely collecting and housing them, cleaning and resetting the intact stones to prevent further damage and finally filling in the holes and depressions. By doing this the city can maintain the grounds easier by having the ground cleared for mowing and other types of maintenance; Thus making the area safer and usable once again as a wonderful outdoor public space.
Funded by Gloucester, MA (August 2015)