Take a walk on the new Upper Falls Greenway

Take a walk on the new Upper Falls Greenway

The grand opening of the new Upper Falls Greenway won’t be until sometime in the spring.  Between now and then there are various details that will be added/finished (benches, signs, etc).  In the meantime though the trail itself is done and ready for...

What’s up with the Upper Falls Greenway?

A Village 14 regular submitted this.. Last Thursday evening there supposed to be a meeting (with City Hall participation) about plans to finish the Upper Falls Greenway, but this showed up on Facebook the morning before Friends of the Upper Falls Greenway October 15...
It’s springtime.  Let’s go for a walk

It’s springtime. Let’s go for a walk

The Newton Conservators are running a series of guided spring walks in park land around the city. This weekend I’ll be leading two of them and you’re all invited to come. Upper Falls Greenway – On Saturday at 10AM we’ll be meeting at The Depot...
Aldermen say yes to Upper Falls Greenway

Aldermen say yes to Upper Falls Greenway

The aldermen’s Public Facility Committee voted unanimously tonight to authorize the city to enter into a 99 year lease with the MBTA for the Greenway’s right-of-way behind Needham St.  There’s still two more votes to go.  The Finance Committee has to...

Upper Falls bike trail just took a big step forward.

The Upper Falls Greenway, a plan to build a new mile long park/walking trail/bike trail in Upper Falls just took a big step forward. The MBTA Board of Directors voted yesterday to enter into a 99 year lease of the railroad property to the City of Newton.  The lease...
Where is this park?

Where is this park?

Upper Falls has a hidden gem of a river side park that very few people know about or have ever visited.  Here’s a plan for ending its isolation and connecting it to other city park land....

Free ice cream on the Upper Falls Greenway

The Upper Falls Greenway bike trail won’t be built until next spring, but since the NewtonSERVES volunteers cleared the entire length of the trail this spring, its now a perfectly walkable mile long trail. From 10AM – noon today, walk the length of the...
Alternate route to the Braceland Park off leash area

Alternate route to the Braceland Park off leash area

Two men were arrested Sunday night while climbing the antenna tower between Chestnut St, Braceland Park and the Upper Falls Greenway.  They had parachutes on their backs and a camera on one of their helmets.  From the report, its not clear how far up the tower they...

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