Earth Day Cleanup April 29, 2017

Earth Day Cleanup Flyer 2017

SAVE THE DATE - Dedham Trails Day, Saturday, May 20, 2017!

Dedham Trails Day Sprint & Splash
Welcome to the 2017 Dedham Trails Day! Join the Town of Dedham, Legacy Place, L.L. Bean and many Dedham businesses and community organizations for Dedham Trails Day on Saturday, May 20th from 9am-1:00pm. This multi- event day kicks off with the Junior Sprint & Splash (ages 8-14) at 9am. The Junior event is free and is a slightly shorter course with a 5K Trail Run and a 1 mile paddle, compared to the 15+ age group Sprint & Splash, which is a 5K Trail Run and 2 mile paddle on the Dedham Water Trail. The 15+ age group Sprint & Splash begins at 9:30am. The 5K Trail Run/Walk begins at 9:45. All races begin at NewBridge on the Charles Campus and winds through their scenic trails to Whitcomb Woods and end at the Dolan Center Trails where there will be family fun from 10am-1pm. Runners and visitors alike will enjoy free food and beverages, face painting, and free kids activities provided by local community groups and businesses, as well as free kayak, canoe, SUP and fly-casting demos with L.L. Bean.

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Dedham Heritage Rail Trail Feasibility Study

The Dedham Heritage Rail Trail is a community-led effort to transform a 1.5 mile stretch of abandoned railway into a new linear park and cultural greenway. The proposed project would convert the abandoned railway into a pedestrian and bike path, which will incorporate public art and community gardens, as well as connect the adjacent neighborhoods to each other and to Boston.

Dedham Heritage Rail Trail Feasibility Study

If you would like to support this initiative, please contact the Friends of the Dedham Heritage Rail Trail by visiting their website at or email

2017 Dedham Park and Recreation\Open Space Master Plan

The purpose of the project is to develop a comprehensive Parks and Recreation and Open Space Master Plan for the Town of Dedham. The goal of the project is to develop a mutually supported plan that provides guidance for future development and redevelopment and maintenance of the town’s parks, recreation programming, which also includes open space, trails, facilities, natural features and landscape. The Master Plan will guide policy development, delivery of services, prioritize demands and opportunities, and generate a strategic action plan to be updated every seven (7) years. It will support expansion opportunities for ground-breaking amenities by creating a facility and space needs assessment using population growth, and be rooted in innovative strategies including all-inclusive public engagement and cross-boundary/collaborative approaches. In addition, the project will seek to incorporate accessibility and environmental & conservation opportunities.

The Park and Recreation\Open Space Master Plan Committee has chose Horsely and Witten as the vendor for the project.

To stay in the loop with the process, subscribe to Parks and Recreation Commission Event emails, as well as Parks and Recreation News on the Town of Dedham's eNotifications page.