Neponset River Greenway

Trail Information:

The Neponset River Greenway connects Boston Urban Wilds, existing and proposed parkland stretching across the City’s neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Mattapan and Dorchester and the Town of Milton. When complete, the Neponset River Greenway, which includes eleven urban wilds, will be a ten mile pedestrian/bike trail from the mouth of the Neponset River to the 894-acre Fowl Meadows at the city limits. The Greenway will also connect to the 5,800-acre Blue Hills Reservation, thus providing access to the largest open space within thirty-five miles of Boston.

Recent News:

Neponset Greenway trail gets $1.9M in funding
June 2013

The governor has committed $1.9 million in capital funding to design the missing
segments of the greenway, in addition to a commitment by the Massachusetts
Department of Transportation to fund construction of the project, estimated to
cost between $11 million and $14 million. Read more <here>

A map of the greenway highlighting the missing segments.

A map of the greenway highlighting the missing segments.

State renews quest for Neponset Greenway trail funds
March 2012

Months after federal officials passed over their initial proposal for funding, the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is renewing its pursuit of federal dollars to complete the Neponset Greenway trail.

DCR officials, who are partnering with the state Department of Transportation for the second attempt at funds for the ten-mile corridor, said on Tuesday that they are planning to resubmit the proposal next week, this time for grant funds known as TIGER IV. The agency, which would provide $2.5 million for the project, is asking for $12.4 million from federal officials. Additional funding would come from project sponsors and partners, like National Grid and Stop and Shop, according to DCR….


Neponset Greenway project fails to win federal funding
December 2011

In a major disappointment to state officials and community activists, the US Department of Transportation has passed over a grant application from the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to fund the expansion of the Neponset Greenway. The decision could further delay the completion of key elements of the popular Greenway trail, including two bridges in Mattapan that are considered essential to safely navigate a missing link of the trail in that part of Boston…