The city will hold a neighborhood meeting Wednesday to discuss athletic fields at .
The 74-acre West Side land was for $6.7 million as a recreation area for the city. Earlier this year, from the Massachusetts Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) to fund recreational projects there.
The project to be discussed Wednesday will be an athletic field on the Cambridge Road side of the Whispering Hill lot. Officials have said in the past that the plan is for athletics, storage and parking at the site.
According to the city's Planning Department, the purpose of the meeting is to "introduce the concept plan for the project and to outline the steps and timeline for the project."
City officials and the project designer will be there to explain the proposal and answer questions.
Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers Wednesday, Aug. 29.
At the time of the land's purchase, Ward 7 Alderman Ray Drapeau said, "We want to make sure we preserve this land. It is one of the largest tracts of open land in an urban setting."