People’s Guide to the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act
The public's rights and ways to get involved in protecting waterfront spaces.Explore the guide
Resilient Boston Harbor Vision
The City of Boston’s climate-ready waterfront vision and projects map.Explore the plan
Public Restrooms in the City of Boston
Interactive map and directory of City facilities by neighborhood.Explore the map
Coastal Zone Management Coast Guide
Interactive map with 1,800 beaches, boat ramps, and other public access sites statewide.Explore the map
Guide to the Working Port
Takeaways from Boston Harbor Now’s symposium on the 21st-century working port.Explore the guide
Piers Park 3
East Boston could be home to an iconic new park by The Trustees that seamlessly integrates into the Piers Park complex, honors its unique location on the Boston Harbor, and serves the East Boston community’s expressed needs. Exposed piers, rocky shoreline, and salt marsh would complement open, flexible spaces for active play and community programming—from movie screenings to gardening classes. The park would provide natural protection against sea-level rise and flooding.
Rendering by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. Concept does not represent a finished design.
East Eagle Street Electric Substation
East Boston residents are advocating for new recreational space on the Chelsea Creek, instead of a proposed high-voltage electric substation. The substation would be dangerously close to the water and prone to flooding, next to the American Legion Playground—one of the most popular parks and sports fields in the neighborhood—and near jet fuel storage. It would pose major threats to public safety, health, and local economic interests. A new recreational space would align with the vision for a publicly accessible and resilient coastal zone.
North Charlestown / Lower Mystic Visioning
A public engagement effort aims to create a shared vision for new and enhanced waterfront connections, parks and open spaces, and walking and biking routes in North Charlestown. Led by the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) Greenways Program, the effort aims to connect people to the water’s edge from Sullivan Square to the Tobin Bridge, while also protecting the surrounding neighborhoods from coastal and inland flooding.
Rendering by Kleinfelder-Stoss-One Architecture. Concept does not represent a finished design.
Climate Ready South Boston
This project is identifying solutions to protect South Boston, Fort Point, and the rest of the city from the impacts of climate change. It is one of several district-level efforts under Climate Ready Boston (along with projects in East Boston and Charlestown, to date). In community meetings, people have expressed eagerness for early action and strong preferences for “green infrastructure,” such as living shorelines and park spaces that provide public amenities while protecting the city.
Moakley Park Vision Plan
Boston Parks and Recreation Department is planning for a vibrant and resilient future for the 60-acre Moakley Park. A community engagement process aims to create a plan for enhanced recreational and cultural uses, safety, connectivity to surrounding areas, and protection from coastal and storm water flooding.
Image: Stoss Landscape Urbanism