Malden River Greenway

MyRWA is working to create a shared vision for a seamless waterfront park system along both sides of the Malden River, connecting communities in Medford, Malden and Everett to this important natural resource. Currently, a little more than 1 mile of the 3.5 miles of shoreline is accessible green space – this is a result of generations of industrial uses. Thanks to local leadership and several brownfield redevelopments, the Malden River is on its way to becoming a central open space amenity for all three cities.

Over the course of 2017, MyRWA will be partnering with cities, local developers/businesses, community groups and citizens to create a comprehensive vision that will support the implementation of vibrant and connected parklands along the river. Utile, the design consultant, will create a master plan and recommendations for new parks, paths, and amenities along the Malden River. The study will also explore the possibility of locating a public boathouse, docks and a pedestrian bridge across the river midway between the Medford Street bridge and the Route 16 bridge.

This project is a partnership between the Mystic River Watershed Association, cities of Everett, Malden and Medford, Bike to the Sea, Friends of the Malden River, Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation (A Greener and Greater Boston), Preotle, Lane and Associates, and Wynn Boston Harbor.


Join us for a a 3-mile “walk and talk” featuring the existing and in-progress Malden River waterfront path network. This event is part of the East Coast Greenway River Relay. Meet at 5:00 pm at the Public Boat Launch at the Mystic Wellington Boat Club (451 Fellsway, Medford, MA 02155). The walk will end at Idle Hands Craft Ales.

Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Location: Mystic Wellington Boat Club, 451 Fellsway, Medford, MA
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

share your ideas

Check out initial design concepts from our Aug. 8th presentation.  Notes and drawings from the small group discussion be viewed here. Share questions, comments and other ideas by Aug. 25th, see link below. 

As we progress through the visioning process, we have launched a mapping survey, to allow stakeholders to pinpoint parts of the Malden River they love as well as areas that need improvement. Check it out below.

For updates, sign up for our enewsletter or contact Greenways Director Amber Christoffersen.

Project timeline