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The Trustees of Reservations has been stewarding many of Massachusetts’ scenic, natural, and historic assets for over 125 years. 

As we have expanded our work in Boston in the last decade, we have become increasingly aware of the opportunities for positive change along the waterfront and the critical issues that threaten our city’s world-class reputation. Our One Waterfront Initiative advances a bold vision for iconic, public open space on the Boston waterfront as a way to respond to these opportunities and challenges. 

One Waterfront contributes to the City’s quality of life by creating and managing significant parks that serve as world-class destinations to increase our stature as a city on the coast. In addition, One Waterfront seeks to create accessible, climate-resilient open space that serves diverse community needs and brings value to our vulnerable harbor city. The Trustees will draw on over a century of expertise in public open space management to deliver new signature destinations—for all to enjoy.

We invite you to explore this overview of our vision, and subscribe to receive updates as our initiative progresses. 

OUR APPROACH →