Clippership Connector: Medford

A rendering of the proposed Clippership Connector.

A rendering of the proposed Clippership Connector.

The Clippership Connector, a proposed half-mile waterfront path, will connect more than 10 miles of contiguous greenways and provide a safe and scenic route between Medford Square, Andrew/McGlynn Schools and Riverbend Park. The path will allow people to walk, run, bike, and push strollers along a section of the river that, to date, has been blocked from public access. 

Thanks to a Partnership Grant from the DCR, the project is being designed and will be shovel-ready by late 2019. Construction will begin in 2020. Sign up for our enewsletter to learn about upcoming milestones as this project advances. 

PLANS and Presentations

To learn more about the proposed path and design progress since 2017, please see the presentations below:

Public Meeting 1: June 2017 [existing conditions and concept design]
Public Meeting 2: June 2019 [75% design]

DCR is soliciting feedback on the June 2019 presentation via online comments. The deadline is June 21st.


This project is a partnership between the Mystic River Watershed Association, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), City of Medford, Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation, the Medford Bicycle Advisory Commission, WalkMedford and Wegmans. Additional funding is from People for Bikes, Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation and the Llewellyn Foundation.