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Take a look inside the soon-to-open Martin’s Park

The playground in Martin’s Park in the Seaport.
The playground in Martin’s Park in the Seaport.(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

The new Martin’s Park outdoor space in the Seaport, scheduled to open Saturday, has been built to honor Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

The $15 million park sits next to the Children’s Museum, tucked between Congress Street and Seaport Boulevard along the Fort Point Channel. The Richard family, several donors, the city, the state, and others were all involved with the project, which is in part meant to represent Martin’s love for sports and the outdoors.

Here’s a look inside Martin’s Park during a recent tour of the space.

Photos by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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The park sits next to the Fort Point Channel, with a view of downtown Boston.
The park sits next to the Fort Point Channel, with a view of downtown Boston.(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Martin’s father Bill and sister Jane walk around the park, which they have visited weekly to monitor progress in its construction.
Martin’s father Bill and sister Jane walk around the park, which they have visited weekly to monitor progress in its construction.(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
The park sits next to the Children’s Museum in the Seaport.
The park sits next to the Children’s Museum in the Seaport.(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Martin’s mother Denise Richard (right) said her favorite feature of the park is the slides, flanked by reclaimed granite from the renovation of the Boston Public Library. Martin’s sister Jane (left) said the park is her favorite playground in the city.
Martin’s mother Denise Richard (right) said her favorite feature of the park is the slides, flanked by reclaimed granite from the renovation of the Boston Public Library. Martin’s sister Jane (left) said the park is her favorite playground in the city.(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
The park features a pirate ship climbing structure.
The park features a pirate ship climbing structure.(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Workers installed a rubber play surface near the nest swing. Jane had drawn sketches of what a playground honoring martin would look like and versions of those drawings were filed with the City of Boston as the park proposal went through the city’s planning process.
Workers installed a rubber play surface near the nest swing. Jane had drawn sketches of what a playground honoring martin would look like and versions of those drawings were filed with the City of Boston as the park proposal went through the city’s planning process.(Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

Peter Bailey-Wells can be reached at peter.bailey-wells@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @pbaileywells.