Race Results for Dedham Trails Day 2018

Race Results for 2018 5K Trail Run/Walk and Sprint & Splash

Registration Now Live for Dedham Trails Day 5K Run/Walk and Sprint & Splash

Join us for Dedham Trails Day Festival and 5K Trail Run/Walk and Sprint & Splash on Sunday, August 19th, 10am-2pm at the Dolan Center. The races kickoff at 10am at NewBridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham and takes you through NewBridge on the Charles Campus, then onto NewBridge’s well-manicured stone dust trails and into the more rugged, root laid trails of Whitcomb Woods and the Dolan Center Trails where Sprint & Splash runners will stay to the left to board kayaks supplied by L.L. Bean and the Town of Dedham for the 1 mile paddle on the Charles River. The paddle takes you along the scenic Charles River ½ mile out where L.L. Bean staff will be positioned to direct paddlers to turn around and then a ½ mile back to the Dolan Center launch. The Town of Dedham and L.L. Bean will supply kayaks for those that sign up for the Sprint & Splash. Quantities are limited so register early! After the race join the festival and enjoy food, live music, face painting, games and demos of kayaks, SUP's and fly casting with L.L. Bean. Plus dozens of environmental, health and active wear vendors!

Register today at active.com

Dedham Open Space and Recreation Survey Results

The focus of the survey was on what Dedham residents think about open space, environmental and recreation issues in Dedham. The Town is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan so that Dedham can continue to be eligible for state funding and map out goals and objectives for the community. The purpose of the plan is to inventory and assess current open space and recreation resources, to articulate community needs, goals and objectives, and to prepare an action plan for the next seven years.

Survey Results

Dedham Heritage Rail Trail Feasibility Study Presentation

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. Join us on Tuesday, June 13th, 7pm at the Dedham Middle School for a presentation of the study by consultants Weston & Sampson.

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 www.dedhamrailtrail.org or email dedhamrailtrail@gmail.com.

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.