Press Release: Discovering Mill Brook

Arlington, MA - For decades, the Town of Arlington has explored the idea of a linear park along Mill Brook, an important ecological and historical feature in the town. Now, through funding from Arlington’s Community Preservation Act, the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is leading a participatory design and planning process to increase access and visibility of the brook.

“We seek to create a new vision for Mill Brook, encouraging public access and enhancing ecological value of this important natural resource,” said Amber Christoffersen, Greenways Director at the Mystic River Watershed Association.

The project area includes Wellington Park and the Mill Brook Corridor in the area between Brattle Street and Grove Street. Project partners include the Town of Arlington, Arlington Open Space Committee, and the Mill Brook Working Group.

Weston and Sampson, a leading landscape architecture and engineering firm, will be developing a park plan that outlines restoration opportunities and recreational amenities to revitalize this open space. The community outreach process will begin with a public workshop on March 8TH from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Main Room of the Senior Center, 27 Maple Street, Arlington. 

About the Mystic River Watershed Association:
The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) works to improve the lives of the more than half million residents of Mystic River communities through its efforts to protect and restore water quality, natural habitat and open space throughout the 76 square mile watershed.

Mystic Greenways Initiative will connect 20 miles of paths, improve hundreds of acres of parkland and engage thousands of community members from the Mystic Lakes to the Boston Harbor. For more information see