Groundbreaking at North Meadow on The Greenway
Join us for the groundbreaking of an exciting new park on The Greenway! This is a free public event for stakeholders, with a short speaking program featuring Conservancy and Greenway Business Improvement District leadership, Acting Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler, and elected officials representing The Greenway including Mayor Kim Janey, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, State Senator Joe Boncore, and City Councilor Lydia Edwards.
North Meadow on The Greenway is a site of constant reinvention. Originally open water within the Charles River estuary, this location was dammed to become Mill Pond and then filled in as a part of the Bulfinch Triangle development in the 19th century. In the 20th century, this site was overshadowed by the elevated highway Interstate 93. As part of the “Big Dig”, the highway was submerged allowing the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston, to be built. As the northern terminus of the park, North Meadow is both a gateway to The Greenway and a pocket of open space for residents and visitors to the surrounding neighborhoods.
In planning and design, the community prioritized maximizing nature, creating a place of serenity, and showcasing the site’s history. Serving as a tribute to the Charles River’s estuarine ecology, the park’s native meadow plantings and unique boardwalk create a sense of enclosure and tranquility. North Meadow on The Greenway is a neighborhood park, inviting you to unwind with the backdrop of downtown Boston.
North Meadow on The Greenway was designed in partnership with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the Greenway Conservancy. You can learn more about the design and community process here.