Fresh Pond Day

wildlife table

Celebrate the land, water, wildlife and people that make Fresh Pond Reservation a unique and vital part of our City!

What is Fresh Pond Day?

Fresh Pond Reservation is truly Cambridge's green gem - an urban wild that protects Fresh Pond, Cambridge's in-city drinking water reservoir. Fresh Pond Day is the Cambridge Water Department's annual tribute to this unique Reservation that is a vital natural resource, an invaluable sanctuary for wildlife, and a beloved recreational escape in the City. So...let's give Fresh Pond the celebration, jubilation and love it deserves; join in the festivities! Live wildlife presentations, a wildlife and bike parade, live music, facepainting, truck climb-aboards, tours and more will abound, and - it's free and open to all!

Where & When?

We party for Fresh Pond on Saturday, May 20th, 2017! The festivities will happen all around the Water Purification Facility at Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway.


11:30 Nature Storytelling
12:30 Wildlife Parade (sign & mask-making all morning!)
1:00 Live Animals
1:30 Bicycle Parade (flair and decorating all day!)
2:00 Nature Drawing
2:00 "Fresh Pond Beyond This Moment" Tour


Neville Place @ Fresh Pond, Iggy's Bread of the World, Star Market at Porter Square, Trader Joe's at Fresh Pond, Bonny's Flower Shop, Dunkin Donuts

Participating Organizations:

Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Community Center, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Cambridge Health Alliance Agenda for Children & Healthy Eating, Cambridge Local First, Cambridge Sports Union, City of Cambridge Community Development Department (Official) Safe Routes to School & Housing & Envision Cambridge, Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project, Chester Engineers, Clumsydog Honey, City of Cambridge Department of Public Works (Official) Recycling and Compost & Stormwater, Fresh Pond Advisory Board, Fresh Pond Golf Course, Friends of Alewife Reservation, Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation, Friends of the Greenway, Green Cambridge, Human Nature Dictionary, Cambridge Public Schools' Maynard Ecology Center, Mothers Out Front - Mobilizing for a Livable Climate, Participatory Budgeting, Russell Youth Center, New England Dog Training Clinic

How do I get there?

Bus routes 72, 74, 75, 78; & Alewife T are all nearby. We are also on the parkway bike path - which is recommended, so you can join the bike parade! If you are driving, please park at the Tobin School (197 Vassal Lane).

I Want to Know More / I Want to Get Involved!

Great! Please contact Martine at (617) 349-6489, Please note that rain or extreme weather cancels this event - bookmark the Facebook event page for updates.