Lower Mystic Kick-Off Looks to Envision Future of a Forgotten Waterfront

The Boston Harbor and the Charles River are uniquely associated with Charlestown both historically and visually, but the Mystic River waterfront on the backside of the Town is often neglected and forgotten – mostly because it’s highly inaccessible to the public. The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) is holding an open house to kick off a new effort to re-imagine the future of the Mystic River waterfront in Charlestown today, Thursday, June 14, on the Schrafft Center docks from 5-8 p.m.

The event will kick off the organization’s newest greenway project – this time in Charlestown. Last year, they focused on a greenway plan for a similarly forgotten waterfront, the Malden River in Everett, Medford and Malden.

Funded by a Barr Foundation grant, the effort seeks to create a shared vision by the residents for waterfront access, open spaces and mobility improvements on the Town’s once-forgotten waterfront.

During the open house, the organization will share design ideas from Climate Ready Boston and ask residents what their dreams are for the future of the waterfront.

Whether it’s a HarborWalk, boat rentals, a beach or even a dog park, all ideas are welcome and conversation will be encouraged.

Drinks and snacks will be provided, and come ready to enjoy a dockside meeting on the Mystic River.

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