Blessing of the Bay: Somerville

 Image of the Herring Run and Paddle with the park and boathouse in the background.

Image of the Herring Run and Paddle with the park and boathouse in the background.

The Mystic River Watershed Association, in partnership with the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Groundwork Somerville, is leading a comprehensive, community-driven plan and design for Blessing of the Bay Park. With the input of local residents and stakeholders, the revitalization plan will identify the physical features, natural areas, programming and amenities needed to transform this park into one that supports recreation, active transportation, social cohesion and ecological health. 

Blessing of the Bay Park and Boathouse is one of the few waterfront parks in Somerville and the location of our annual Herring Run and Paddle Race. It's also Paddle Boston's newest kayak and canoe rental site, and the only public boat rental on the Mystic River. Get out on the river and check back here for updates on the planning process.

Share Your Ideas

Meet us at the park on April 21 to participate in the Mayor's Annual Spring Clean Up and Community BBQ, part of "SustainaVille Week". We'll be sharing more information about this project at the BBQ from 12-2 pm. Stay tuned for an announcement of the next public meeting.

PROGRESS

Public Workshop #1 Presentation [April 5, 2018]

Partners

This project is a partnership of the City of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Mystic River Watershed Association. 

Funding provided by the Somerville Community Preservation Act and the Solomon Foundation’s Greener and Greater Boston program.