Waltham’s Riverwalk Project Receives $1.4 Million

As part of Governor Healey’s recent $24 million investment in trails across the Commonwealth, Waltham will receive $1.4 million for the Riverwalk Park Project to help complete the City’s portion of the Charles River Greenway, and $2.4 million for the Massachusetts Central Rail Trail (MCRT) in Waltham. The $24 million investment, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will make possible projects in environmental justice communities that otherwise might have waited years.

The MassTrails Grant Program is an inter-agency grant program through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, EEA, and DCR, that provides matching grants, technical assistance and resources to individuals, municipalities, non-profits, and other public entities. These funds go toward the design, construction, and maintenance of diverse, high-quality trails, including hiking trails, bikeways, and shared-use paths. The program supports projects that build public-private partnerships and provides essential funding for project development, design, and construction of shared-use pathways, facilitating connections to where people live, work, and recreate.