The Southwest Corridor Park is a linear park that connects neighbors from Back Bay to Forest Hills, with multi-modal, bicycle and walking pathways, gardens, playgrounds, spray decks, and facilities for basketball, tennis, skateboarding and more, along with city skyline views and abundant natural beauty and a rich history. Browse our Southwest Corridor Park Alliance site to learn about the volunteer network, park activities, park history, and other facets of this urban treasure.
In the South End, the Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy raises funds and coordinates volunteers to steward the South End/Back Bay section of the park. Connect with the Conservancy and support their work at https://corridorpark.org.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is the state parks agency, managing the Southwest Corridor Park. Visit the DCR website at mass.gov/dcr and read about the current Southwest Corridor Park Action Plan work at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/southwest-corridor-park-action-plan.
Go to the Volunteer / Contact page to connect with additional organizations within the park's volunteer network.
Community involvement in the park is supported through the Southwest Corridor Park Conservancy (SWCPC), which is a nonprofit group, and the Southwest Corridor Park Alliance (formerly PMAC), which is the advisory board, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
Action Planning Public Meeting Please mark your calendars to attend the first public listening session about DCR's Southwest Corridor Park Action Planning process, to be held virtually, on July 26, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElf-ytrT0qHNE9fmTPLT7hCAiSJX0xHHbD. Read more: Invitation
SWCP Mini-Grants. We will share details of the SWCP mini-grant program for summer/fall 2023 and beyond. This year's mini-grant program will continue to support youth/family/community programming in the park, focusing on our theme of nurturing the next generation of park leadership, and focusing on a variety of themes such as history, art, nature study and environment and other themes. Download and complete the Mini-Grant RFP to apply.
New Name! We start the year 2023 with a new name! PMAC members have chosen the name Southwest Corridor Park Alliance to provide clear identity as the forum for community voice in the Southwest Corridor Park and to highlight the way our network brings people together across neighborhoods and across many different park-related interests, activities and roles.
PMAC's history reaches back to the planning stage for the Southwest Corridor Park in the 1980s, when the park design team convened nine Station Area Task Force groups, as well as Arts-in-Transit groups, neighborhood groups, and an overall Park Management Advisory Committee (PMAC) to provide resident involvement in the process. When the park opened, PMAC continued as a formal advisory board, as the forum for community voice in the care of the Southwest Corridor Park. We are proud that we have met continuously as a group since the 1980s, continuing and building on the strong tradition of community involvement in the park.
As we work with DCR on a year of Action Planning, watch for our emails and social media posts to find out how you can add your voice to this work.