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Neponset Day 2024

August 3 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Rain date August 4

Free

Neponset Day is our annual FREE, family-friendly, public celebration of the Neponset River, its parks, and wildlife, held along the River and the Greenway Trail in Dorchester.

Activities include:

  • free canoeing and kayaking
  • a spray deck – bring a bathing suit & towels!
  • environmental & science exhibits
  • food trucks & ice cream
  • kid’s games & activities
  • music

We encourage you to bring a blanket and a picnic, and spend the day!

How do I get there?

Location: DCR Neponset II Park is at the corner of Granite Ave and Hill Top St. in Dorchester.

Parking: the parking lot entrance to DCR Neponset II Park is on Hill Top St., Dorchester.

There is no fee to park at the DCR lots at Neponset Park, however, parking at DCR Neponset II Park is very limited.

Additional parking is available just a 1-minute drive up the street at DCR Pope John Paul Park.

From there, it is a 5-minute walk down the Greenway Trail to the park.

To get to the Pope John Paul parking lot, drive up Hill Top St. and take a right onto Hallet Street.


Taking public transportation: take any bus or train that will get you to Mattapan or Ashmont, and you can transfer from there.

  • From Boston: Take the Red Line (outbound) to Ashmont, then transfer to the Mattapan Line and take that one stop to Cedar Grove Station. The park is about an 11-minute walk from there.
    • You can also take the 215 bus from Ashmont to Hilltop Ave @ Granite Street
  • From Mattapan: Take the Mattapan Line to the Cedar Grove Station.
  • From Quincy: Take the 215 bus from Quincy Center bus stop to Hilltop Ave @ Granite Street

If you’re biking: the Neponset Greenway Trail runs right through DCR Neponset Park

For more information and to volunteer, please email NepRWA Greenways Program Director, Andres Ripley, ripley@neponset.org

Thanks to Presenting Sponsor, ENE Systems, and sponsors, Paddle Boston, Public Lands, Synergy/Neponset Landing

Hill Top Street at Granite Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02124 United States
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