Southwest Corridor Park

Contact Information - Getting Involved & Volunteering in the Southwest Corridor Park

Do you want to join our Saturday morning volunteer days? Help with fundraising? Work on park advocacy? Get involved with education and outreach? Help with our website, social media, photography and writing? Do you want to organize a volunteer day for your office, school or organization? What other ideas do you have?

The Southwest Corridor Park is a vibrant urban park with active volunteer networks. We can help you find channels to get involved in the park.

Our general email address - - will connect you with volunteer opportunities and general information for both PMAC and the SWCPC.

General Email Address

Specific contacts:

Community Gardening / Wait List: Contact:

SWCPC Gardening & Park Stewardship / South End/Back Bay
Franco Campanello, SWCPC President, volunteer coordinator for park stewards in the South End/Back Bay area

SWCPC Gardening & Park Stewardship / Jamaica Plain
Jenny Jones, SWCPC/PMAC Member, organizer for park stewards in the Jamaica Plain/Stony Brook area

Advocacy - Advisory - Park Activities
Jennifer Leonard, PMAC Chair, for park advocacy, improvement projects, PMAC committees listed below

Fundraising & Donations
Franco Campanello, SWCPC President

Hands-On in the Park - Landscaping and Gardening

The Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy pursues its mission to maintain, restore and enhance the park through fundraising and hands-on park stewardship work. Projects include:

Volunteer Days - South End/Back Bay. Volunteers transplant, weed, prune and do general clean-up on various days during the spring, summer and fall. The SWCPC and Boston Cares have a volunteer day once each month. Other days are organized through a variety of organizations, including corporate groups, area schools, colleges and alumni groups and others. Email Franco Campanello at for more information and to be added to our email list of volunteers, and/or check this website and our Facebook page for annoucements of volunteer days.

Volunteer Days - Jamaica Plain Connect with gardeners in the park in Jamaica Plain at Plain/ or email festivalgardenJamaica for more information and to find out how to volunteer and to join the garden's Google Group/email list.

Be a Garden Steward. Volunteer to be a steward who takes care of a designated area in the corridor. Garden stewards work in Jamaica Plain and the South End/Back Bay. You can see examples of gardens cared for by volunteers on the Maps page on this website. Email for more information.

Did you know? SWCPC volunteers have tracked 198.25 volunteer hours so far in 2021 and 2716 hours in 2020.

Advocacy, Advisory and Park Activities

Also very "hands-on" -- PMAC is the all-volunteer advisory board for the park. Volunteers work on park advocacy; get involved with education and outreach; and help with our website, social media, photography and writing; and get involved with various PMAC committee work. Come to any PMAC meeting or email Jennifer Leonard at for information about getting involved. Our committees include:

Bicycle and Walking Path: Working with city and state to advocate and advise on the use, maintenance and improvements to the bicycle and walking paths. Projects have included networking, letter-writing, surveys and more.

Park Stewardship Committee: Taking a look at the park as a whole, working with DCR and the SWCPC to advise on landscaping, maintenance and garden projects. Projects include a walk-through of the 4.7 mile park and an inventory of park features and projects.

Education and Outreach: Working with neighborhood organizations, schools and colleges to engage neighbors and make the park a focal point for the arts, photography, nature study, sports, youth leadership projects, history projects and more. PMAC projects include sponsoring a mini-grant initiative, children's gardening, special events and more.

Public Safety: Public safety is a segment of each monthly meeting, with public safety updates from city, state, MBTA and Northeastern University police departments at each monthly meeting.

Greenway Extension: This group is supporting the planned extension of the SWCP in the Stony Brook neighborhood area.

Other Ad Hoc Committees: Ad hoc committees form formally and informally around specific projects. Dog parks... playgrounds... website projects... special events... we always have a variety of projects to work on.

And More!

Are you interested in dog parks? Skateboarding? Community gardening?

Did you know there are new sections being added to the park?

Are there community groups in your neighborhood involved with projects in the park?

Come to any PMAC meeting to learn more about connecting all these strands of activity.

Community Garden Coordinators Sign-in