Recreation

Save the date! Neponset RiverFest – Sat. July 20

Save the Date! Sat. July 20, 2019 DCR Neponset Park, Dorchester (at the corner of Granite Ave. and Hilltop St.) Join us as we celebrate the Neponset River and the beautiful parks and pedestrian paths along the shore, along with the natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish […]

Mark Your Calendar for our 2019 Events

Neponset River Spring Cleanup/DCR Park Serve Day – Sat., April 27 This cleanup is part of DCR’s Park Serve Day, and is scheduled for Sat., April 27.  We typically work along the Quincy RiverWalk, the Dorchester marshes and riverside parks, and various riverside areas in Milton and Mattapan.  We’ll post more information as we get […]

Doyle Park: an up-and-coming spot for families in the lower Neponset

Doyle Playground hasn’t been much of a playground for quite some time now. In fact, many people who live on River Street in Hyde Park don’t even know that the overgrown, uninviting space across from their homes once was a playground. But after years of neglect, the space is being completely transformed for the better. […]

Mattapan-Milton Neponset Greenway Trail Community Celebration

Several hundred local residents, elected officials and community activists gathered on either side of the beautiful new “Harvest River Bridge” on September 29 to officially celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Neponset River Greenway trail between Central Avenue in Milton and Mattapan square. Attendees enjoyed musical performances on both sides of the […]

It’s Official: Neponset River Greenway Trail Voted Best!

Admit it, the Neponset’s your favorite river and you’ve always known it’s the best! But now it’s official, the Neponset River Greenway Trail has been voted “best neighborhood diversion in Dorchester” by the editors of Boston Magazine. Photo courtesy of Mass.gov We knew it all along, but its always nice to have a little much […]

Explore the Neponset Watershed

Canoeing or kayaking There are lots of options for boating along the Neponset River, and in local ponds and lakes. Some of our favorite paddles include: Launching from Signal Hill in Canton and heading upstream or downstream Paul’s Bridge in Milton – heading upstream Neponset Estuary (best at mid to high tide), launching from Milton […]

RiverFest a Testament to Progress on the Neponset

Perhaps more than any other activity I’ve been to so far, this event symbolized just how far the Neponset River has come since 1967 when NepRWA was founded. Just a few years ago, this event would have been impossible.

Recreational Opportunities in the Neponset Watershed

With thousands of acres of parks and open space, there’s more recreational activity going on in our Watershed than we can possibly list!  Here are just a few suggestions to get you started… Canton Hike some (or all) of the 12.7 mile Skyline Trail along the ridge of Blue Hills Reservation. Take a hike around […]

Soft Open for Neponset Greenway

With little fanfare, the construction fences came down this past weekend, and the long awaited connection between Central Avenue and Mattapan Square was complete!

New Bridge Over the Greenway

On June 30, the “Harvest River Bridge”, designed to join the Mattapan portion of the Neponset Greenway to the Milton side, was installed over the Neponset River, although it won’t be open pedestrians and bicyclists for a few more months. This is the second of two bridges recently added to the Greenway, the first being […]

Umbrella Tour of Quincy Riverwalk

On the first Saturday in December, about 30 persons of all ages and sizes assembled at 2 PM in the glassed-in kiosk at Squantum Point Park in Quincy to explore the recently-opened Riverwalk.

Take a Hike!

No need to travel far to see spectacular foliage, as there's leaf peeping aplenty, right in our own backyard.

Quincy RiverWalk is Officially Open!

After twelve long years of sweat and tears by the Neponset River Watershed Association and local Quincy citizens, the Quincy RiverWalk officially opened at noon on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held at the Adams Inn Gazebo, 29 Hancock St., Quincy right next to the Neponset Avenue Bridge.  Speakers included Quincy […]

Quincy RiverWalk Opening Soon!

After more than 10 years of hard work by the Neponset River Watershed Association (with invaluable assistance from the Quincy Environmental Network) a two mile long riverfront walkway along the Neponset in Quincy is tentatively scheduled to open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of September.

Canton’s Farnham-Connolly State Park – 21 Years in the Making

After years of waiting, the Farnham-Connolly State Park (AKA the Canton Airport) is finally open, offering access to a lovely six acre passive use park off Neponset Street in Canton, and 232 acres of beautiful freshwater marshes and wetland habitats along the Neponset River.

NepRWA Paddlers Explore Estuary

Enjoy the following photo gallery of the Neponset Estuary paddle trip, which took place on May 18, 2014.  Special thanks goes to Board Member Maura O’Gara and Willet Pond Manager, Tom Palmer for leading the way! Story and photos by Tom Palmer Last Sunday afternoon, eight kayaks and two canoes launched from the floating dock […]

Work on Linking Quincy Riverwalk to Squantum Point Begins

Nov. 2013 — The City of Quincy has authorized the Neponset River Watershed Association to proceed on constructing the final portion of the two mile long northern section of the Quincy Neponset Riverwalk. Once the project is complete, the Riverwalk will run along the Neponset Estuary from the pile-supported gazebo at Adams Inn north to […]