Shady tree-lined path with a blue sky in the background

Danehy Park Connector

A map showing the project extents of the Danehy Park / New Street area multi use path. The Danehy Park Connector / New Street Path is a proposed multi-use path between Concord Avenue and Danehy Park. The goal of the project is to provide community members a safe path to a variety of destinations. The design process will also consider opportunities for landscaping and tree planting, lighting, seating, and public art as part of the pathway project. Path users will enjoy better access to Danehy Park, residential buildings along New Street, Fresh Pond Mall, and to the existing Watertown Greenway multi-use path along Fresh Pond.

Public engagement activities are underway! See below for a list of upcoming events.

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Path Location Map

The path project is taking place between Concord Ave and Sherman Street, and between Fresh Pond Mall and New Street. View this map to see the extents of the path design and construction project.

The Latest

  • The Survey is Live!Click the following link to take the survey about project themes you'd like to see in the Linear Park Redesign and Danehy-New St Connector path projects. www.surveymonkey.com/r/DanehyLinearSurvey
PREVIOUS EVENTS
  • On Thursday, June 23, staff from the Community Development Department attended a community open house event at 362 Rindge Ave. We handed out maps of the project area and discussed the two path projects with residents.
  • On Saturday, June 11, the City hosted a visioning session for the two path design projects at the Danehy Park New Street entrance with lemonade, snacks, picnic blankets, and activities for kids.
  • On Tuesday, June 7, we hosted the first community presentation. You can view the pre-recorded portion of the presentation here: https://youtu.be/gb3BTRQxBA8. The presentation included an update on the planning process and an update on the public engagement process, followed by time for questions and answers and general project input. Thanks to all who attended! You can view a PDF of the slides here.
  • On Saturday, June, approximately 25 people joined us for the second community site walk exploring both project sites. Members of the Community Engagement Team joined us to promote public engagement among folks who speak Spanish, Bangal, Haitian-Creole, and Amharic. Thanks to all who attended!
  • On May 5, approximately 50 people joined us for the first community site walk exploring both project sites. Thanks to all who attended!
  • On December 15, 2021, staff from the Community Development Department attended a community open house event at 362 Rindge Ave. We handed out maps of the project area and discussed the project with residents.
  • November 2021 – HDR and Halvorson retained as consultants to aid in the planning and design of the path.
 
 

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