Mystic Greenways

The Mystic Greenways Initiative will connect 25 miles of paths, improve hundreds of acres of parklands and engage thousands of community members from the Mystic Lakes to the Boston Harbor.

The Mystic River Watershed Association is leading this vision and creating a roadmap to transforming these parklands and providing mobility, public health and environmental benefits for the more than 600,000 residents of the watershed.


We’re well on our way towards the Mystic Greenway vision - dozens of projects are in design and construction, from a brand new waterfront park with athletic fields to a shared-use path completing the missing link of the recreation and transportation network along the Mystic.

MyRWA is leading four priority waterfront park and path projects and supporting many others. Scroll down to see designs and learn about the progress towards implementation  

Somerville's Blessing of the Bay park is getting a comprehensive, community-driven redesign!


A community-driven effort to connect Charlestown residents to the Lower Mystic River.


A revitalized Wellington Park that opens up access and improves the ecological quality of Mill Brook.

A shared vision plan for a waterfront park system along the Malden River, connecting Medford, Malden and Everett.


2018 Tufts Urban and Environmental Planning Field Study: Growing the Mystic Greenways
2009 Mystic River Master Plan


This ambitious effort is made possible by partnerships with all types of stakeholders across the watershed. We are working collaboratively with the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation, other federal and state agencies, dozens of municipalities and many local community groups and citizens. We grateful for the philanthropic and thought leadership from the Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation and Barr Foundation.


For more information:  Amber Christoffersen,, 781-316-3438.