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Crews Lay Down Sod At Dewey Square

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Sod being laid at Dewey Square Park. (Photo from Greenway Conservancy)

Sod being laid at Dewey Square Park. (Photo from Greenway Conservancy)

BOSTON (CBS) – The Greenway park heavily damaged by the Occupy Boston protest is starting to look like a park again.

On Monday crews were hard at work putting sod down at Dewey Square Park, but its coming at a hefty cost.

Nancy Brennan, the head of the Greenway Conservancy says it will cost between $40,000 and $60,000 to fix the park. The lawn was destroyed by the tent city and the underground sprinkler system was badly damaged.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Brennan says the damage is not as bad as she anticipated. Some trees will need to be replaced but the gardens along the edge of Dewey Square Park survived the protests.

The protesters set up the camp on September 30 and were kicked out last Saturday. On Monday evening, dozens of protesters marched from City Hall Plaza through the Financial District and back to the area of Dewey Square.

Police barricades are now blocking off the park while the landscaping is being done.

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