The Architects Newspaper included Meriden Green in its list of “Six of America’s newest and grandest public spaces” along with projects in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Cleveland.

The project, which uncovered the Harbor Brook and

Families set up chairs and picnic blankets Saturday during the 10th Annual Meriden Youth Theater performance Concert on the Green at the Meriden Green in Meriden Jul. 15, 2017 | Justin Weekes / For the Record-Journal

provides flood control for downtown Meriden, created a 14.4 acre public green space which is now the site for a multitude of community events.

Other accolades for the Meriden Green include a Distinguished Service Award from the Connecticut Association of Street and Highway Officials; A Celebrate Connecticut Award from the Connecticut Economic Resource Center; a 2017 Water Resources ACE Award from the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers; a 2017 CT Main Street Catalyst Award from Connecticut Main Street Center; and a 2017 Greencircle Sustainability Award from the Hartford Business Journal and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Engineers Milone & McBroom, and contractor LaRosa Construction, have won awards from the Connecticut Association of Landscape Architects and American Society of Civil Engineers.

Meriden Green recognized alongside public spaces in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Cleveland — Record-Journal