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.

Commonwealth Ave. Carriageway Restoration
Commonwealth Ave. Carriageway Restoration

The Western most section of Newton’s Commonwealth Ave. Carriageway was reconfigured mid-century leaving a dangerous stretch of road. The City of Newton is leading designing a restoration of the greenway.

Doyle Park
Doyle Park

P.O.W.H.E.R. members have come together to create a vision for Doyle Park, one of Hyde Park’s only windows on the Neponset River. After years of volunteers working on park improvements, neighbors are eager to finish the design plans and permitting for the park.

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.

In The Works

Earlier Projects