Our Projects

A greenway is a multi-use active transportation corridor for people who are walking, running, rolling, riding a scooter, pushing a stroller, and it is green – ideally a park-like setting with trees for cooling neighborhoods and soaking up stormwater. Greenways and green places are what we think cities need more of to be livable, equitable, and competitive. Our aim is to identify the most promising projects, get them designed, and see them built. Working in partnership with outstanding individuals and institutions we’ve done that for dozens of projects since 2005. Some are built, some are shovel-ready, and some are innovative ideas whose time is coming.

Brewer Fountain and Plaza
Brewer Fountain and Plaza

The plaza and park surrounding the fully restored Brewer Fountain were transformed into one of Boston’s most iconic places.

Charlesgate
Charlesgate

The proposed Charlesgate paths and parks will reconnect the Charles River Basin with the Back Bay Fens and reclaim an area overshadowed by highway infrastructure since the mid-20th century.

Clippership Connector
Clippership Connector

The half-mile Clippership Connector path, named for the Clipperships once built on these shores, will form a critical link in a regional trail system reaching from the Mystic River to the Charles River and the northwestern suburbs.

Eliot Memorial Plaza
Eliot Memorial Plaza

For decades the Charles Eliot Memorial was overlooked and largely forgotten. This project was intended to create a worthy setting for the memorial, frame views to the river basin, and establish one of the few gathering areas on the Esplanade.

Esplanade Boat Docks
Esplanade Boat Docks

DCR restored four docks over a four-year period starting in 2007 with private support.

Frances Appleton Bridge
Frances Appleton Bridge

The Frances Appleton pedestrian bridge links the Beacon Hill neighborhood to the Esplanade and the popular Hatch Shell.

Greenough Greenway
Greenough Greenway

Greenough Boulevard, once a four-lane highway jammed up against the Charles River, has been been updated to make room for a mile-long treelined river path for walkers, runners, and cyclists.

Herter Park Amphitheater
Herter Park Amphitheater

Herter Park Amphitheater is poised to become one of Boston’s most beloved venues for performing arts and civic discourse.

Earlier Projects