We advocate for changes that promote community cohesion and increased physical activity through the creation of welcoming safe parks and green spaces
Neponset River Greenway Trail
As a partner in the Neponset River Greenway Council, MFFC has advocated for the extension of the Neponset River Greenway in Mattapan. The Neponset River Greenway is a walking and biking trail along the Neponset River. The Mattapan section - between Mattapan Square and Central Avenue - went uncompleted for 20+ years. Thanks to the support from Governor Deval Patrick, funds were made available to complete the missing link. We are now encouraging Mattapan residents to walk, bike, and run on this beautiful asset. In addition, we advocate for the cleaning up of the river.
The Neponset River Greenway Trail was named one of 6 great public places by the American Planning Association!
We work with the Fairmount Greenway Coalition to increase parks and green space along the Fairmount Indigo train like. As part of this project we joined the residents of Woolson Street to, transform an empty lot into a communal space of beauty, peace, and healthy food. We also advocated for the re-development of the Kennedy Playground and now working on the extension of a greenway along Edgewater Drive in Mattapan with residents.