Friday, May 19, 2017

Fort Point Outdoors

From the extension of the South Bay Harbor Trail to a walking tour of Fort Point to Love Your Block Fort Point Style to SUP Yoga, there are many opportunities to be part of the great outdoors this week. Don't miss next week's Mayor's Coffee Hour celebrating the A Street Park Acceptance as the first City Park in Fort Point. Details below: 

Last Friday, over sixty employees from more than a dozen companies planted flowers in Fort Point starting a living tapestry for all to enjoy in time for last weekend's Fort Point Art Walk. This Saturday is the residential neighbors' 
opportunity to finish what they started. Come help create outdoor beauty by volunteering with your neighbors and planting flowers at the Fort Point Neighborhood Association's thirteenth annual beautification event: 

Love Your Block Residents Volunteer Day
Saturday, May 20, 2107 
10 am - 3 pm (Welcome anytime)
Wormwood Park
Wormwood & A Streets
Thank you party at Wormwood Park at 5pm.

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga opening weekend at Fort Point Pier (P&G Gillette dock) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 11 am - 12:30 pm. Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO! Limited space. Register.

Join Mayor Walsh and Commissioner Cook of the Boston Parks & Recreation Department to celebrate A Street Park's induction into City park land at:

Mayor's Coffee Hour
A Street Park Acceptance
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am
A Street Park (adjacent to One Channel Center Garage)

The A Street Park will become the first City Park in Fort Point. All participants will enjoy free coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin' Donuts, fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market and a plant for your family.  

MassDot invited the public to be part of the discussion of the design and construction of the South Bay Harbor Trail on:
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:30 pm
Mass Bay Credit Union
147 W 4th Street
South Boston, MA 02127

The proposed project extends the existing South Bay Harbor Trail shared use path behind Gillette to Dorchester Avenue, including Traveler St. and West 4th Street to Albany Road at Union Park Street. The total approximate project length is 0.85 miles. A secure right-of- way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of Boston is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing. 

What is happening with the South Bay Harbor Trail Public Art Initiative, wayfinding signage, buoys and historic markers? 

Written comments may be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 604761.Project inquiries may be emailed to

In celebration of historic preservation month, Boston by Foot hosted a special walking tour of Fort Point on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6 pm - 7:30 pm. The tour will focus on the Channel itself from how it came to be through the activities of the Boston Wharf Company, South Station development, the Central Artery/Tunnel Project, and recent activation efforts. It will feature the workings of its three remaining historic bridges, plus the memories of the Mt. Washington, the rolling bridges at South Station, and the ambitious cofferdam. The tour starts at James Hook, 440 Atlantic Avenue (corner of Atlantic & Seaport Boulevard). Tickets are $15. More details.

originally published 5.15.17

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