Mill Brook: Arlington

For decades, the Town of Arlington and other community stakeholders have been exploring the feasibility and possibilities for developing a linear park along Mill Brook, an important ecological and historical feature in the town. (See the April 2010 report and September 1977 concept study). At one time, there were nine mills and seven millponds along the brook, which flows eastward from the Arlington Reservoir to Lower Mystic Lake. Four town-owned recreational and conservation areas are accessible along Mill Brook — Reservoir/Hurd Fields, Wellington Park, Cooke’s Hollow, and Meadowbrook Park. 

MyRWA will lead a participatory design and planning process that identifies opportunities for increasing the Brook’s visibility and new uses for the Mill Brook Corridor between Brattle Street and Grove Street, with a focus on Wellington Park. This project is intended to serve as a model revitalization for the remaining Mill Brook Corridor — turning a hidden, underutilized waterfront into a linear park that connects people to the water and improves ecological quality of the riparian edge. 

Share your ideas

Join us for our final public meeting where we will show designs for Wellington Park and Mill Brook Corridor based on input and ideas collected over the past few months. We'll share more about the plan and timeline for future improvements, food will be served!

What: Final Public Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 6 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Senior Center, Main Room, 27 Maple St, Arlington



Get involved

Help us improve Wellington Park and Mill Brook today - this park will be part of the "Great Arlington Clean-Up" on Sunday, April 22 from 1:30-3:30 pm. Meet at the entrance of Wellington Park on Grove Street wearing appropriate clothes and shoes that can get dirty. 


Public Workshop #1 Presentation (March 8, 2018)


Partners include the Town of Arlington, Conservation Commission, Park & Recreation Commission, and Mill Brook Corridor Study Group. Funding is provided by the Arlington Community Preservation Act (CPA). For Town inquiries contact Nat Strosberg: 781.316.3093.