Thanks SO MUCH to our lead sponsor, the Sanofi Foundation for North America, and to funders MIT and the Charles River Conservancy, for supporting our summer programs.
How to Get to the Park: Magazine Beach Park is at the foot of Magazine Street, at 668 Memorial Drive, along the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. It is a 10-15 minute walk from the T at Central Square (red line) or Boston University, Central Station (green line, B). The 47 bus also has stops nearby. There is some parking–beside the BU bridge, at the foot of Magazine Street, and beside the Riverside Boat Club–but these lots are often full. Walking, biking or taking the T to the park are your best options!
*CNA Cambridge Community Meeting about I-90–Thursday, March 30, 7-9pm, at the Central Square Library (45 Pearl St.). Members of the I-90 Task Force, which has met since 2014, will present the major turnpike options (elevated and at grade), river and parkland issues, and other transportation issues, including West Station, the Grand Junction and connectivity. Speakers include representatives of A Better City, the Charles River Conservancy, Walk Boston, Charles River Watershed Association, Charles River Alliance, The People’s Pike, and Livable Streets. Led by Cambridge’s Task Force members Henrietta Davis and Bill Deignan and facilitated by Jack Wofford. For CCTV’s coverage of the event, click here.
*MassDOT’s Presentation to Cambridge about I-90–Thursday, April 13, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Morse School (40 Granite St.). Starting in 2019, MassDOT is slated to begin a 5-year, $460+ million construction project realigning the Mass Pike–right across from Magazine Beach. This project has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of Allston, Brighton and Cambridge residents. Come hear about the various plans being considered for I-90 and how they will impact Cambridge traffic, access, noise, views and the river environment during and after construction. Meeting organized by the Cambridge I-90 Committee. To see CCTV’s video of the meeting, click here.
*Earth Day Cleanup at Magazine Beach Park–Saturday, April 29, 9am-12noon. Register now and request your t-shirt! Sizes: youth large and adult sizes small, medium, large, and xl. Email Sasha at email@example.com. T-shirt orders must be in by March 15th. Meet at the parking crescent across from the foot of Magazine Street.
*Birding Along the Charles–Saturday, May 6, 7:30am (Rain date: Sunday, May 7). Bring your binoculars! Led by Jeanne Strahan, who’s doing the wildlife inventory of the park, and birder Matt Marshall, of the Charles River Watershed Association. Meet at the BU Bridge, facing the park. See Jeanne’s latest bird list here.
*Invasive Removal at Magazine Beach–TBD. Click here to sign up to help with phragmite and other invasive removal at the park. This is part of a larger effort, and CRWA’s F&W grant,to improve the Charles River watershed at Magazine Beach and engage and educate the public in the process. We need your help!
*3rd Public Meeting about Phase II Design–Oct. 20, 2016. DCR staff and landscape architects will present their latest plans for the park. Come listen and share your thoughts. At the Morse School (40 Granite St.) The presentation will be viewable after the meeting on DCR’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings.
If you have questions or concerns or wish to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-626-4973.
2nd Public Meeting About Phase II Landscape Design at Magazine Beach–Nov. 18, 2015
If you missed the meeting, you can see the presentation at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings.
DCR Seeks a Tenant for the Magazine. DCR is seeking a tenant for the granite-block building that is the focal point for the park. To see responses to DCR’s Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) in the property, click here. Have an interest in the property? Contact: HCP.Requests@state.ma.us. Update: DCR may be looking for a tenant as early as the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018. Bathrooms and lighting will be added to the interior this summer.
Creating Your Own Special Events at Magazine Beach
Magazine Beach is a DCR park. To learn how to organize your own special events at the park, click here. To schedule the playing fields, contact Lisa Cook, 165 Day Boulevard, South Boston, MA 02127. Phone: 617-727-5290 ext.509.