New Riverside Park Trail Connecting Waterfront Square to Regional Greenway

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Further expanding recreation beyond its over acre of onsite amenities, Waterfront Square recently began collaborations with the City of Revere Parks Department to construct a scenic riverside trail now linking the development directly with the regional greenway network.

This new public access trail borders the southwest edge of the Waterfront Square property, following the winding course of River Street as it leads under Route 1A toward the Rumney Marsh Reservoir. Eventually connecting with the existing East Coast Greenway – which spans almost 3,000 miles between Maine and Florida – this riverside path officially opened last month to pedestrians and cyclists.

“We’re thrilled this area will now have even more access to nature, conservation land, and additional pathways for walkers, runners and bikers to safely enjoy right outside their front door,” remarked Waterfront Square developer James Beckett at the trail’s opening ceremony last Saturday.

The accessible paved route meanders along the marshland’s edge, where informational signage has been installed identifying native vegetation, nesting birds in the wetlands, and facts about Rumney’s ecological role filtering water that enters the Atlantic Ocean. Landscaping crews have been busy planting young trees and pollinator-friendly gardens blooming with wildflowers to further beautify the landscape.

Picnic benches have also been added at scenic outlooks, giving people places to pause and appreciate views of the saltmarsh ecosystem and its inhabitants. Waste receptacles and dog waste stations will help keep the area well maintained for all to admire.

As part of the development agreement funding its creation, Waterfront Square will provide ongoing landscaping and custodial services to care for the public park land, ensuring this natural oasis remains pristine.

The convenient off-street trail access also establishes a safe corridor for residents of all ages to easily commute downtown or connect to other area greenways branching further out toward the suburbs. Parents can now teach kids to confidently ride bikes without road traffic worries, while residents looking to hike or jog have picturesque scenery wrapped right around the neighborhoods.

As the final stretches of loamy shoulder get seeded with native grasses and wildflowers put down roots along the fertile marsh banks, visitors of all ages are already embracing this new riverside trail addition expanding recreation beyond Waterfront Square’s luxury towers situated just across the street.

“Our team worked closely with the City to transform this unused lot into a beautiful community asset where people can unwind surrounded by nature’s peace and bike or stroll directly to the broader regional greenway network,” Beckett added. “We hope to see this ecologically-rich landscape enjoyed by residents, visitors and wildlife alike for generations to come!”