The Southwest Corridor Park serves as the backyard, garden, walking/biking route, playground and neighborhood gathering spot for thousands of Boston residents, commuters and visitors. Through this dashboard, PMAC is creating a channel of communication to help neighbors, volunteers and park staff to work together on issues large and small.
][1.] Click GO TO on the left to share your observations, comments and concerns.
[2.] Click on any topic in the chart on the right to read comments, concerns, updates and milestones.
Neighborhood representatives, park volunteers, community gardeners and others are invited to share insights though the dashboard assessment.
|Topic||Average Rating (1=No Concerns through 4=Major Concerns)||Trend in the past 3 months? |
= Getting Worse
= No Change
|Playgrounds and Spray Decks||1.5||Sports Facilities (fields, basketball, tennis, etc.)||1.5||Lighting||2.7||Landscaping Elements (fences, stonework, benches, path surfaces)||2.2||Landscaping / Greenspace / Park Gardens||1.55||Community Gardens||1.7||Safety and ease of bike/walking path road crossings||2||Courtesy and civility on bike/walking paths||2.4||Signage and path markings||2.11||Climate of community health and public safety||2.3||Overall assessment: It appears that many people are using the park every day||1.3||Overall assessment: It appears that park visitors get a positive impression of the city and neighborhood because of this park||1.3|
View updates about park projects, both large and small, showing both small steps and major outcomes of the work of DCR staff and volunteers.
The Southwest Corridor Park was one of the first linear parks in the U.S., and was the pioneer in the use federal highway money to create environmentally friendly mass transit and bicycle transportation. Now years later, how many people travel via the eight MBTA orange line stations each day or the many connecting bus routes? How many bicycles, skateboards, runners/joggers, wheelchairs, strollers and other wheels travel past your spot in the park each day?How many people use the eleven BlueBikes stations along the corridor?
What are the stories behind the trees, shrubs, flower and vegetables gardens we enjoy along the corridor?Volunteers have contributed 2716 hands-on park stewardship hours in 2020; and 2193 in 2019; plus an equal number of behind-the-scenes organizational work.
The corridor is an area of major ongoing development, with many important conversations taking place. See the BPDA map and learn about how park volunteers represent the park and neighborhoods on key committees.