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Children's Wharf Park, next to the Children's Museum, will be remodeled and renamed Martin's Park, honoring Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Children's Wharf Park, next to the Children's Museum, will be remodeled and renamed Martin's Park, honoring Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Construction began today on new park along the South Boston waterfront named in memory of Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston marathon bombing. Martin, from Dorchester, was the youngest of the three people killed that day on April 13, 2013.

The Martin Richard Foundation was responsible for raising most of the $13 million needed for the park, which will be universally accessible. The foundation wants the park to symbolize Martin's welcoming, inclusive nature and be a place he would have loved to explore as a child.

Member of the Richard family, Gov. Charlie Baker, and Mayor Marty Walsh all attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Fred Thys, reporter for WBUR. He tweets @fredthys.

This segment aired on August 16, 2017.

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