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Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Environmental Beautification, Parks & Playgrounds

Mission: The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway. The majority of the public park’s annual budget is generously provided by private sources. The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston and welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore.

Target demographics: to welcome millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore in the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston.

Geographic areas served: New England

Programs: Each year, millions of people enjoy free public programs, the Greenway Carousel, food trucks, beer and wine gardens, free Wi-Fi, and over 450 free events. In 2019, The Greenway Conservancy commissioned celebrated local choreographer Peter DiMuro of Public Displays of Motion to create site-specific, free dance performances in the park. Waterway/ Lightway/Greenway was inspired by the history of The Greenway and featured dancers ages 12 to 75 performing in and around the renovated Rings Fountain. The weeklong Concert for One presented by Celebrity Series of Boston paired one listener with one musician for a series of one- minute concerts, fostering intimate connections between performers and audience members. The Greenway Fitness Program offers more than 100 free opportunities to work out, outside! Workouts provided by BollyX, Boston Lindy Hop, HUB Parkour, UFC Gym Boston and other local groups kept visitors feeling fit. City Winery on The Greenway operates a pop-up wine garden in Dewey Square, to connect with friends and enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and cider. The tremendously popular Trillium Garden on The Greenway has been a summer staple. A full listing of events can be seen on our website - https://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/calendar/

Community Stories

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered as part of a corporate group and had a wonderful time. I have lunch at the food trucks a few times a week and it was great to see another aspect of the park. We did some weeding and raked and laid gravel on the paths. Everyone was so nice and the experience was very positive for our staff. We look forward to doing it again next year

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful time volunteering with the Rose Kenney Greenway Conservancy!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Play Ambassador at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy since summer 2017. It truly is a pleasure and a privilege to be a volunteer at an organization with such important mission. The Greenway Conservancy not only manage a park but also help shaping the image of Boston through public open space. The park has become the heart of Boston serving both locals and tourists. Moreover, the Greenway Conservancy staffs are very dedicated and considerate. They work extra miles to support special programs during weekends and summer time. They also value volunteers and are very supportive on what I would like to do. It has been a very good experience being a Play Ambassador for me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Because of the Greenway there is a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the outdoors, always beautiful art to enjoy, and delicious food truck meals to be had in downtown. Plus the fun events, beer garden, and Carousel...what else could you ask for?? This park makes Boston special!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They always have lots of awesome food trucks which rotate throughout the week. Makes finding lunches super easy and with a great selection!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Breckinridge Capital Advisors has been a long standing supporter of the Greenway Conservancy since 2009. Working alongside The Greenway’s horticulturists and groundskeepers, employees of Breckinridge have planted, weeded, constructed and learned so much about the 1.5 miles of greenspace that is our headquarters’ backyard. The Greenway continues to bring Boston a beautiful green space to enjoy and we couldn’t be happier to recommend them as a Great Nonprofit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5


As a recently retired history professor, I looked for a volunteer activity that was meaningful and satisfying. Working on the Greenway seemed ideal. It turned out to be even better than I had expected. Aside from the chance to care for a section of the Greenway, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and other volunteers. Without exception, they were highly professional, dedicated, and hard working. I have been doing this since August and intend to continue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with the Rose Kennedy Greenway for 2 years now, and look forward to volunteering for many more! As an organization they value the volunteers that put in time and effort to ensure volunteers are set up to succeed at the tasks/roles given to them. Also, it's a great way to get involved in the Boston community and learn about how public art and green space can transform a community and bring people together.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway makes volunteering fulfilling and fun by being organized, communicating effectively and valuing each volunteer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a zone volunteer on the Greenway since 2017. In that capacity I have worked side-by-side, on a weekly basis, with staff horticulturalists and other volunteers in every area of the park.
I have sampled quite a few other volunteer opportunities in Boston over the past several years. Here's what makes me stick with the Greenway:
*The work is always planned out ahead of time. I'm never just standing around while those "in charge" get themselves organized.
*I am always provided with the knowledge, skills, and tools I need to be successful.
*The staff always works with me, providing valuable and interesting information as well as constructive feedback.
*I always know why I'm doing what I'm doing and how my work contributes to the well being of the park.
*The staff are all smart, welcoming, and appreciative, and -- important to me -- a hoot to work with.
*Unlike many volunteer experiences that are targeted toward helping a specific group/cause, the Greenway makes life better for everyone in Boston and its visitors.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit with a wide range of horticulture projects and volunteer opportunities. A huge asset to our community

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing public art and a wide variety of activities to do in the park.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful place to volunteer this is! Through the Rose Kennedy Greenway art ambassador volunteer program I was not only able to learn about the public art, but had the opportunity to meet the artists who created the exhibits, and also teach the public about them. There is always something new and interesting to see, and yet, enough space and greenery to immerse into nature. I highly recommend visiting the Greenway every season and following its phenomenal transformation month by month.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Rose Kennedy Greenway park is the link that Boston needed between downtown and the waters edge. I've lived in Dorchester for 25 years now and watched the Greenway literally blossom into the thriving greenspace that it is today. I encourage visitors to start their city exploration walking the Greenway since there are so many connecting points to other city areas (North End, Seaport, Business District, Fanueil Hall, Haymarket, Chinatown). I've enjoyed volunteering and attending events that the Greenway offers throughout the year. When I need a city fix I'll take the T to South Station and stroll down to the North End, visit the Saturday market, or get lunch at a food truck, or grab a cider at Dewey Square. The flora and fauna changes with the seasons and I enjoy documenting it as a volunteer photographer. The art installations over the years have been wonderful, my favorite being the aerial sculpture near India Wharf a few years back, but the Harbor Fog installation is always fun to take in. I took my kids to the Rings fountain when they were young and they loved playing on the grass and in the fountains in the North End. I can't say enough about what a gem this park is in Boston!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is the twenty-first century garden jewel of our city. The 1.5 miles of open space and gardens are maintained to the highest quality through The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. The plants are maintained to high standards using organic practices, limited staff and a generous group of volunteers, although I'm sure more are always welcome. I have been a volunteer for the past two years and I am still amazed at how much takes place on The Greenway and how well it is kept looking its best. The Seaport area has become a hub of activity in the past decade and will continue for many years to come. The only open green space that can hold numerous outdoor events is The Greenway. People, pets, birds and bees alike have all found pleasure in this city oasis.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have lived in around Boston for most of my life. I have seen many changes in the city, but none more great than witnessing "The Big Dig" with the destruction of the Central Artery to create the new vibrant seaport area of Boston. Reuniting Boston to its seaport has brought a new vitality to the city. The jewel in the crown is The Rose Kennedy Greenway. "The Greenway" has not only connected the old city with the new, it is also a vibrant place in its own right with beautiful gardens, areas of respite and play and many activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Walking the various parcels of The Greenway, one has a chance to feel at peace with the surroundings, yet simultaneously feeling part of the city surrounding it. Watching children play in the splashing fountains, adults picnicking on the lawns and all ages riding the carousel or enjoying the rotating art exhibits is a pure delight. As a Bostonian, I wanted to do my part being involved in the scene. With my interest in plants and landscape design, I have volunteered, along with many others, helping to keep The Greenway pristine.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with a limited staff, is solely in charge of maintaining the park's many vibrant parcels and organizing its activities. Darrah Cole, Senior Horticulturist and Designer is at the helm. Darrah and her small but highly skilled staff keep The Greenway humming year-round. I was impressed with how The Greenway Conservancy was able to utilize my plant knowledge skills to provide me with fulfilling and entertaining volunteer placements. My first placement was assisting with spring clean up earlier in the season but then morphed into helping the horticultural staff with plant phenology in the summer months . The Greenway Conservancy staff keeps detailed records on each individual plant along the 1.5 miles of open land space. I highly recommend strolling through The Greenway to discover the magnitude of the area and to understand the amount of work The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy does to keep this green jewel so vibrant amongst the difficulties of being in the center of bustling city streets.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Greenway is a special place in Boston! I highly recommend spending some time there exploring the art, plants and spectacular events that the Conservancy hosts. Boston is extremely fortunate to have this park and I am lucky to have it in my backyard! Bravo Greenway Conservancy to do such a spectacular job maintaining this gift for Boston and it’s visitors.

Allison H.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Greenway is a wonderful place to explore and unwind in Boston! There is truly something for everyone, whether you want to visit the beer garden, or if you want to bring your kids to play in the fountains. Be sure to check out the events calendar on their website because there are so many fun and interesting events happening all the time!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've done volunteer photography for the Rose Kennedy Greenway for 2 years and strongly believe they're an amazing organization. Staff are personable, easy to work with, and above all passionate about their mission. I've personally worked with a lot of non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area, but have almost exclusively volunteered for the Greenway as I feel my values align with theirs.

Jose A. S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This summer was my first time volunteering for the Rose Kennedy Greenway within their Public Arts and Art Ambassador program. Being able to meet and work with local artists and help the public engage with the installations has been deeply fulfilling- from hearing stories of people growing up with the historic Neon signs to seeing young children astonished by interactive installations, the Greenway facilitates culture and the imagination purely for the benefit of the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My living room window views The Greenway's Ring Fountain. It's the Happiest Place in Boston. All spring, summer and Fall peals of joy erupt out of the Fountain and children aged 2 to 80 play in the fountain. Beyond the fountain, The Greenway is the bond that holds our community together. There are multiple activities daily that bring people out of our homes and create a neighborhood in the middle of what could be an autonomous city.

Cindy A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a great non-profit in the heart of Boston! I'm currently volunteering as an art ambassador, and it's so wonderful to connect with visitors at the park. The park truly offers something for everyone, be it the gardens, the artwork, or just a nice escape into nature while walking to the T.

Emily B.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the Greenway for 3 years and I hope to do so for many more. I think this organization does such wonderful things for the urban environment of downtown Boston, the public art installations in particular. They are taking excellent care of the backyard of Boston and giving residents the opportunity to give back and become part of that effort.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've only volunteered at the Greenway for one summer, but it has been absolutely lovely so far. It's exciting to be surrounded by innovative art, gorgeous plants, markets and food trucks. People really gravitate towards the Greenway because it's beautiful, it's always clean and well-maintained, it's dynamic, there's always something new to discover, and everyone who works for the Greenway is welcoming. It's a great organization and the Conservancy's work has improved the lives of tourists, Bostonians, and everyone in between.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We moved into Boston six years ago to a unit that overlooks The Rose Kennedy Greenway. What a wonderful park we found right outside our door. The Rings Fountain is The Happiest Place in Boston with children’s peels of laughter filling the air that surrounds it. As the park winds it way though Boston from the North End to Chinatown it adapts to it’s environment, picking up the flavor of the each neighborhood it abuts. We didn’t move to our new home because of The Greenway, but I now highly value this pearl.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure to volunteer with the Rose Kennedy Greenway over the past few years, mostly working with their dedicated horticulture staff as well as fellow volunteers. The Greenway is an oasis in the heart of Boston and the organically maintained public park is a testament to their dedicated staff. I've done everything from cutbacks to bulb planting to helping re-caulk expansion joints in the granite hardscape and I always enjoy my work. The thank-yous we get from park users and passers-by is proof that the Greenway is well loved and well cared for by the great staff of the Conservancy

Donor

Rating: 5

I had been a volunteer at the Greenway from its inception. I moved from Boston one year ago, but it is still my go to place when I visit the city. The parks are meticulously maintained, there is always some new amazing art to view, and plenty of food trucks to have a delicious and reasonable meal. I have increased my membership level to continue to support everything the Greenway can bring to the citizens of Boston and beyond. Supporting the Greenway will provide the funds to maintain what has become a treasure in Boston!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a long time volunteer , I find myself amazed at how far the Greenway has come! We had a large group yesterday, and were able to transform a beautiful parcel into a pristine parcel within 3 hours. The dedicated staff are informative, helpful, and extremely organized. Not to mention very hard working! We've come a long way to making the Greenway something to be very proud of and have developed a world class institution in the city of Boston!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm both a neighbor and a horticulture volunteer and I love the Greenway on both fronts. It's fantastic that the Greenway provides not just open lawns, but real plantings and green spaces that take you out of the city and refresh your soul. It's particularly important that the Greenway's approach is organic, so it's healthy for people and the environment.

The number of activities, vendors, and art installations has really increased, and it's wonderful to see how many propel find different ways to enjoy this great space. The vision of connecting the city after the Big Dig has definitely come to fruition.

As a volunteer, I appreciate that the Greenway team puts thought and care into their volunteer program. Each session is well organized, there is good background information, and lots of sincere "than you's", so I always feel good after a horticulture work session. and now when I walk through the Greenway I can feel addition pride when I can admire the wore we have done.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a 73 year old volunteer on The Greenway. After 50 years of working in Boston, much time spent at International Place and One financial Center, watching the subway station come down and the Big Dig completed. The Greenway is run by an absolutely incredible group of professionals and an equally incredible group of volunteers who are so devoted to this project. Because of The Greenway's proximity to the North End, City Hall Plaza, Faneuill Hall and the seaport, so many visitors stop me to thank us for our work and really love what the area offers. Boston is evolving into an even more amazing city, and we need to keep these areas of green to make our City more attractive to draw the best of the best to our City. I have lunch at the terrific food trucks located in that area as all the young workers come outside in the fresh air for lunch and a break in their workday. When you visit The Greenway, you feel as if you are in a living art studio, a venue for a myriad of artists to display works of all kinds. It is a very exciting place to be and it fills me with great joy when it is my time to volunteer. The gift I gave to myself when I retired was to join this incredible organization and help in whatever way I could to keep this beautiful living art and green space alive.

Susan Randall
Marblehead

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my third season volunteering alongside the Rose Kennedy Greenway horticultural staff. Just last week, yes in February, we got out there and did some winter pruning. It was great!

This one and half mile stretch of parkland in Boston is an integral part of the city, not only for it's beautiful gardens and landscape, but for it's cultural richness, including art, music, mobile eats and special events throughout the year. Those of us who live in Boston are fortunate to have this gem and for those visiting from outside the city or outside the state, this is a must stop on your journey.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy on their Horticulture Projects for the last two years. I have loved every minute of being in this wonderful parkland with my hands in the dirt. It is a public green space that is more than just green, it is alive with art, music, food, activities for all ages and events that make Boston a better place.

I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the staff, especially the horticulture department, which I have worked with mostly. They are dedicated and wonderful stewards of this park. I have learned so much from them. Their knowledge has ended up in my own garden.

The Greenway is continually evolving and growing. It's a living thing that greatly enhances Boston and benefits it's people.

Plantsguy

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved to the Boston area in August and almost immediately I realized that the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy was ‘my kind of organization’. Operating at the highest level of professionalism in all departments means that volunteers are respected, are facilitated in their roles, and are relied upon to take care of all that makes the Greenway such a treasure. Whether it’s horticulture or art, social events or behind-the-scenes activities, the RKGC is fulfilling and fun.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for a number of organizations, and the RKGC provides the absolute best, most organized volunteer experience of any that I've been a part of. The work, which I really enjoy, aside, the staff is helpful, supportive, and works right along side the volunteers. You quickly really feel a part of something meaningful. Besides feeling appreciated by the organization, our visibility to the public while volunteering is also very rewarding. Strangers are constantly stopping to thank us for our work.

Because of the RKGC, the Greenway has become a very vibrant area of the city, and a popular place for spending a lunch hour, taking a walk, enjoying the increasing number of art installations, and, of course, enjoying the garden areas. I can't say enough about this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have so enjoyed my first year as a volunteer on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The staff is extremely friendly and volunteer activities are very well organized. Since my last regular time spent in the area was in the midst of the Big Dig, it’s a real treat to see the Greenway becoming a treasured public space. I look forward to bringing visitors to the Greenway and take pride in the work that the committed, talented staff and volunteers do to keep it always welcoming and beautiful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Greenway is a great place to volunteer because you get to see your impact firsthand. When I walk through the park with my friends, I can point to bushes I helped prune and flowers I planted--in the middle
of downtown Boston. Pretty cool!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is truly special because it has something for everyone! It is a mile and a half ribbon of respite in the middle of the city. Each parcel has its own unique identity. You can relax in Adirondack chairs in Dewey Square Park, meander along cool , shady paths in the Wharf Distict Parks, entertain children on the Greenway carousel and the Rings Fountain, just to name a few. There are exciting new works of art each year, gorgeous plantings for every season, not to mention food trucks, play structures, and special events every week. For tourists the Greenway is steps from many of Boston's most popular destinations, for city workers it is a perfect place to break for lunch, for residents it is the ultimate back yard.

Jack62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Greenway Conservancy for two years now as a volunteer and I have always enjoyed my time with them. Everyone in the organization is friendly, helpful, and committed to doing the best job they can do for the citizens of Boston. The parks are perfectly and organically maintained, the programs they run are fun and engaging, and the public art is the best in the city.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Greenway is not only a beautiful space, but it facilitates learning as well. Whether it is through their children's or arts programs, or something else, there are always interesting ways to engage with the site.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Conservancy continues to address both public art and other means of entertainment and interests of both the residents of and visitors to Boston. The Greenway is continually "growing" into an outstanding example of beauty and organic planning. The Conservancy is making all this happen.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with the RKG Conservancy for several years in the office in the colder months and out in the park as an Art Ambassador for the past 2 years. The Conservancy has made the Greenway a fabulous place for all Bostonians and visitors alike. The horticulture is outstanding - it gets better all the time (and all organically maintained) ! The recurring programming provides something for everyone from play activities, yoga and fitness classes, local markets, concerts and dance events, and the ever popular food trucks . There are also many one time special events held on the Greenway And the Public Art (all temporary and all contemporary) has really helped Boston move beyond it's 'bronze statues of historical figures' reputation. People who visit Greenway have so many comments it's a pleasure to interact with them.The Greenway staff deserves all credit for creating this marvelous place. They are hard working, enthusiastic, creative and mostly seem to have lots of fun doing their jobs. All the Massachusetts taxpayers owe them a debt of gratitude for raising 60% of the funds used to make all this happen - what a bargain for us !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have only worked with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for a summer, but have had so many wonderful experiences - both with the nonprofit itself, and with the people who are benefited by the Greenway's work. The value that this organization adds to the communities it touches has truly been eye opening for me.

Evelyn22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Six years ago, my husband and I left the suburbs and moved to the waterfront. The beautifully landscaped property, the Greenway, in front of our condo was one of the reasons we chose our new home. Over the next few years, we learned that the physical beauty of the site was matched by the amazing programs being offered on the site. We've enjoyed so many varied experiences from food truck celebrations, amazing dancing displays in Chinatown, farmers's markets on Dewey Square, weekend craft markets, play times in Chinatown where it is so exciting to see parents and their children exploring hula hoops, jumping ropes, browsing and reading books at the portable library; musical and dance presentations and many temporary art installations...some we've loved and some that surely stimulated lots of conversations! One great side benefit of our involvement with the Greenway has been all of the new friends we have made in Boston. The Greenway is not only an amazing tourist attraction, but it is our front yard where we have met and made new friends in our wonderful new and exciting neighborhood.

bostonmargi

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Greenway volunteer for several years, 1st as part of the Corporate volunteer project & now as a regular volunteer from March/April - December for the last 3 years & it has been such a rewarding experience. From the ever growing & beautifully evolving gardens every season to the many free programs for all ages and exquisitely wonderful art displayed, the Greenway has become a valuable oasis of nature with art in the middle of downtown, attracting countless visitors from far away as well as locals.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with the Greenway this year and was incredibly impressed with the work they do. From running volunteer events to recruiting a fantastic food truck lineup, this organization gives 100% to making Boston a better and greener place to live. I loved being a volunteer, and look forward to coming back to volunteer or just hang out on the Greenway in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the Greenway this summer has been a wonderful experience! It's obvious that the staff genuinely enjoys the work that they're doing, and want others to love the Greenway was much as they do. Boston is so very lucky to have the Greenway and all that comes with it!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Four of us signed on for the horticultural tour of the Greenway. What a wonderful experience! The knowledgeable staff educated us about plants, trees and flowers that grace the pathway. I took copies notes and plan to add some choice plants to my garden. I recommend this tour with great enthusiasm

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our company began volunteering with the Greenway three years ago. In identifying volunteer opportunities it is important that the event be organized, keep our employees busy and also allow a learning opportunity about the organization. The Greenway not only meets but excels in each of these areas. They have a plan for the time we are with them that keeps each member busy and engaged. At the same time their knowledgeable and passionate staff share their knowledge and information about the organization. I believe each of our employees leave these events feeling like they really did help an organization they now know more about then when they showed up. And not to mention the level of service you receive from the time you sign up - it could not be easier!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I led a group of volunteers from my company for a project on the Greenway yesterday. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Great organization. I highly recommend volunteering and donating!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I led a group of volunteers here for my project, and it was a great experience! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the volunteers had a great time.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I volunteered yesterday for the first time on the Greenway project. I really liked the Greenway staff, super friendly, helpful and motivating. They share their passion, their practice with a great enthusiasm. Will definitely come back to volunteer and learn again !

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our youth group recently did a clean up project on the Greenway. The Conservancy staff was so welcoming, encouraging and instrumental in making our youth feel that their efforts were fundamental to the preservation of the Conservancy. Each member of our group felt that their presence as appreciated and they walked away feeling that they had made a valuable contribution to their community. The Conservancy staff was so easy to work with, and they provided everything we needed, including instructions, tools, and support, to make sure the project was a great success. I encourage everyone to get involved with this incredible nonprofit - whether you contribute financially, or volunteer your time, you will not be disappointed in being part of this group. This is especially a great group for youth groups to work with - the projects are broken down into manageable tasks, with excellent instruction and all the tools needed for youth to succeed and feel like their contribution is making a difference. Thank you Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, and especially, Volunteer Coordinator, Keelin Purcell, for another memorable service project. We'll definitely be back to volunteer again.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated on an eagle project to help one of our Boy Scout boy with it and it was amazing experience. It was my first time doing this type of volunteers work and my kids and my self enjoy every minute of it. We are looking forward to continue every year to do this type of voluntary work. Amazing people to work with at the greenway. Thank you so much for the experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a beautiful day on the Greenway yesterday for Earth Day! Our company had a group of volunteers that spend the morning cleaning up the Greenway. The staff was nice and super helpful. They provided everything that we needed to give the park a spring cleaning which was extremely helpful and made it really easy to volunteer our time. The space is also beautiful and you can tell the care and love that goes into it from this team! It is fantastic to have a green space in Boston for children, dogs, families and individuals to spend time enjoying the grass in the middle of a large city.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I brought a group of high school students from Taiwan to volunteer here, as a way to learn more about Boston and also contribute to the city. Communication with the volunteer coordinator, from start to finish, was easy and open. She was enthusiastic about our group, which really made us feel welcome as volunteers. During the experience, the horticultural staff were friendly, and provided great direction for the students. For me, as someone from the Boston area, I really appreciated the chance to volunteer with the Greenway because it gave me an inside look into the hard work it takes to maintain such beautiful and inviting parks.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Greenway has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. There are areas to volunteer in everything from graphic design to benchmarking and researching new ideas for new projects and initiatives to collaborating plant data and of course gardening. The Greenway has a very friendly staff that is passionate about the organization and what it stands for. They follow their mission to obtain an organically maintained public space, which every park should strive to do. Boston is a bustling city and the Greenway provides a great space to get out of the chaos and surround ones self with greenery and peace. It is very important for urban areas to have green spaces, and Boston is fortunate to have a ribbon of parks run right through the heart of the city. I really enjoyed my time volunteering at the Greenway, and I was not only able to demonstrate the skills I knew but also continue to learn and grow while there. I encourage anyone who is interested to volunteer, because the opportunities are endless and the work environment is awesome!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was glad that I made the decision to volunteer for the Greenway over the summer, both as a gardener and as a program supporter. I learned a lot from this experience. The Greenway offers not only beauty but also leisure and vibrancy to the busy and fast-paced downtown Boston. I was amazed by the fact that the parks are 100% organically maintained. The Greenway brings together the collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers every year to take care of the parks, at the same time raising public's attitude toward community and environment stewardship. Many place-making programs are also implemented every year to make experience on the Greenway more enjoyable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I had such a magical and rewarding experience when we both volunteered at the Greenway last Wednesday. We absolutely enjoyed learning about plants and about the projects. The staff was fun and helpful and we loved interacting with them. We will do it again and again. Such a learning experience!

Peter50

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Another beautiful day yesterday and volunteered on the Greenway! The volunteers and horticultural staff are hard working and dedicated! We spent the day weeding yesterday, as this is a side effect of maintaining an organic green space. We are lucky to have the only organically maintained urban parks in Boston, and one of a handful in the USA! Over the past few years, volunteerism at the Greenway has increased greatly, and maintaining the parks at a very high level is now sustainable! Thanks to all of the volunteers Bravo!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering on the beautiful Rose Kennedy Greenway with such a wonderful staff and group of volunteers has been the highlight of my summer! The experience by far exceeded my expectations! Thank you for such an amazing oppurtunity that I will definitely do again and again!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am the Producer of FIGMENT Boson, an art festival held on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Greenway Conservancy staff is great to work with and very committed to making the Greenway a vibrant public space for the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as a gardener and as a docent for the Greenway this spring and summer. Over a number of years the Greenway has transformed and will continue to transform downtown Boston, providing a wonderful series of parks for the public to run, jump, play, eat, wade, exercise, rest and generally find a peaceful green getaway in the middle of the city. As a gardener, I weed, plant, dig holes, water and learn. The staff is professional, organized, appreciative, and thankful. its one of those great opportunities where a volunteer can work hard and see the results of her labor immediately. Random passerby's say thank you, as does the Greenway staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Greenway is a wonderful organization staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people! Love the fact that the parks are organically and sustainably mantained. I really enjoyed volunteering and hope to do it again in the near future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the Greenway for about a year. I have learned so much about plants and gardening that I now have confidence in my own garden! All of the staff is friendly, supportive and enthusiastic about what they do. And the results in the spring and summer when plants are in full bloom is stunning! The Greenway is a treasure to have right in the city.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Greenway makes living in the city a magical experience by bridging the gap between the opportunities of an urban lifestyle and the tranquility of a natural setting. Combined with the impressive use of renewable/organic methods for park maintenance, the Greenway sets an impressive standard every urban environment should follow.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is critical to the vibrancy of the city as far as I am concerned. I grew up here and remember the days when there was a mjor disconnect from the harbor/No End, etc. Now I am able to walk along the Greenway and really enjoy being in the city! I have taken out of town guests and after walking the Greenway up to get a connaoli in the No End then turned back and used it to get to the Harbor walk. I frequently walk along it during good weather from my office downtown. The events are well done and for someone who loves to garden - there is always somthing blooming! It now has a fabulous carrousel that is one of the few handicap accessible in NE - what a greta addition and how wonderful for kids who have physical challneges. The whimsy andcreativity either on the caroussel, the steam cooling you down in one section in the summer, the open spcae where little kids are running around - it has all meant a great deal to me. It has created a community from across Boston!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of spending the last few months in Boston. Some of the happiest memories have been on the Greenway. We love the carousel! Our two year old loves all the beautiful animals. We had a blast shopping at the open market but I think our favorite time was when our little girl jumped in the spray park fully dressed. She had a BLAST! Thank you to everyone who makes the Greenway such a beautiful and fun place to visit.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I remember growing up and seeing the expressway occupy that space and now as a young woman working in the city to see the transformation has been breath-taking. For years I had known the space existed but never ventured down until recently. Walking through for the first time, it was so exciting to see the space up close. Near South Station is the beautiful garden, flowers and pathway and as you make your way toward the Aquarium is this great green space that is alive. People sitting having lunch, food trucks, tables and chairs children playing in the small water park - it is such a little oasis that I look forward to walking over to once weather warms up.

Alaina T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The RFK Greenway is an amazing green space in the heart of Boston! It is so important to have these green spaces within large urban environments like Boston. I hope people who live and work here can enjoy this natural space as I do. Not only is it beautiful, but it is run in an organic way. I hope more public parks throughout the country begin to see the importance of organic maintenance. The RFK Greenway is special place that everyone should see and enjoy!

Donor

Rating: 5

It's simply profound how much the Greenway has changed the footprint of Boston. With so much to offer each visitor or passerby. From the simple to the extraordinary--sitting areas, food trucks, 'water play', art installations, memorial and of course the re-defining carousel. There's no other place like the Greenway. Even more noteworthy is the Conservancy itself, the people ever-growing the greenway as a group they are thoughtful, driven, and always conscience of the Boston public. We look forward to working with the Greenway.