As we celebrate the 4th of July, we thought we’d look at one of Framingham’s most beautiful historic locations!
Cushing Memorial Park was bought by the US War Department during World War II and there was a military hospital built on the site. It was named after Dr. Harvey Cushing, who was a pioneer in neurosurgery. The hospital specialized in treating wounds in the neurological system. About 14,000 servicemen and women were treated by the end of the war. After this, it became a center of geriatric care. Over the past 20 years, it became an important part of the Framingham Park and Open Space system. Some of the park’s most notable features are: 9/11 memorial, flower gardens, birdhouses, open meadows, gazebos, picnic tables the Cushing Memorial Chapel, and the Academy Building.