Talk of the Town

“To reconnect the Emerald Necklace with the Charles River Basin is monumental. It is one of the key missing links in our greenway network.”

Julie Crockford

“As we continue to make progress in rebuilding our infrastructure, we are also looking toward new and more innovative ways to get people from point A to point B. To that effect, funding this missing link is joining two major networks of parks and trails to provide pedestrian and cycling access.”

Richard Davey
Secretary of Transportation

“Chris has a long history of success in leadership, from coordinating championship parades to the incredible work of the Parks staff this summer..... and I’ll be excited to see him execute our shared vision for Boston’s parks, open spaces, and recreational programming, and making our city home to the greatest parks system in the country.” (Announcing Chris Cook as Boston Parks Commissioner)

Mayor Marty Walsh

“As we continue to make progress in rebuilding our infrastructure, we are also looking toward new and more innovative ways to get people from point A to point B. To that effect, funding this missing link is joining two major networks of parks and trails to provide pedestrian and cycling access.” (Announcing a commitment to building the missing bike/ped link between the Charles River and the Back Bay Fens)

Richard Davey
Secretary of Transportation

“To reconnect the Emerald Necklace with the Charles River Basin is monumental. It is one of the key missing links in our greenway network.”

Julie Crockford

Greenough Greenway

There appears to be ample room along a right-sized Greenough Boulevard to accommodate a new mile-long riverside path with no adverse impacts on traffic. A design process getting underway this winter will test this concept and develop it further with public input . Please click on the title and go to the project page for further information and project updates. If you wish to be placed on a mailing list for this project send an email to info@solomonfoundation.org and put Greenough Mail in the subject. This is a private/public initiative with the Department of Conservation and Recreation which is charged with managing our state parklands.

Path To Connect River & Bowker

The Boston Courant | A new pathway is in the works that would connect the Charles River Basin to the Emerald Necklace. The trail would start at the southern end of the Bowker Overpass, cross Common-wealth Avenue and Beacon Street, enter the Charlesgate Green link to the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and end at the Esplanade. Most of the work will occur by the Charlesgate Green, which is about 2.5 acres of virtually inaccessible parkland...

Perkins joins groundbreaking for accessible trail

Perkins.Org | Perkins CEO and President Dave Power joined state and local officials on July 21 to break ground on Watertown's new Riverfront Park Braille Trail – a pioneering project that will make the tranquil beauty of the Charles River accessible to people with visual impairments....

Tri City trail gets $1.6 mil upgrade

WickedLocal.com | A newly started project aims to boost the beauty along the Charles River and make it accessible to more people than ever before. Several different groups have come together to improve the riverfront along Charles River Road, including the Department of Conservation and Recreation...

Diverging opinions on lane-reduction proposal

Boston Globe | As the environmental movement began to coalesce in the late 1960s, Eugenie Beal was studying parks for the League of Women Voters when she and the organization decided Boston would benefit from having a Conservation Commission...