April 5, 2017: Muddy River Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh will attend the Army Corp’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for completion of the Muddy River Phase One work on April 21, 2017 at 1:00.  The event will be located across the street from Emmanuel College, near the intersection of Ave Louis Pasteur and The Fenway.  

Phase One, a $33m dollar multi-jurisdictional project, including the Army Corps, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, City of Boston and Town of Brookline, removed the culverts under the ‘Sears Rotary’ thereby daylighting the river as well as re-creating the original Frederick Law Olmsted meandering riverbanks, habitat island, and historic landscaping vision.  The project also removed the ‘jug-handle’ road, moved utilities, installed new culverts under Brookline Avenue and constructed five new headwalls, in part to reduce flood risk.  The former ‘Sears Rotary,’ also known as the ‘missing link,’ has been renamed in honor of the Boston Parks Commissioner who pushed to make this project happen and encouraged a vision of stewardship of the parks for the next 100 years; now named the ‘Justine Mee Liff Park."

Come out and celebrate the green space and daylighting project!