Open Access for All

Green Public waterfront equity in Charlestown.

Charlestown wants and needs a waterfront, Public Pier 5 Park.

Pier 5 is the only fully open Harbor Walk location with unobstructed view sheds including the Charles, Mystic Rivers, City Skyline and the entire harbor all the way to the Harbor Islands. 

Pier 5 Association is making extraordinary progress to reactivate this public property as a landmark waterfront national park providing healthful recreation, cultural events and historic views from the Head of Boston Harbor.

What is your vision for Pier 5 Park?

Pier 5 adjacent piers include renown Pier 6 marina/restaurant to the North and the beloved Courageous Sailing Center city side. Neighboring National Treasure, the U.S.S. Constitution frigate is an international tourist attraction with over 350,000 visitors each year to learn and explore. One of Boston’s most visited museums.



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Cities are opening access to public waterfronts, creating landmark attractions for well being of generations to come. 

Socio-Ecological Equity
Public Health & Resilient Waterfront
Urban Renewal are Global Goals

Municipal Interest

City of Boston
Climate Change & Waterfront Planning

Waterfront planning engages waterfront communities and stakeholders to develop plans and initiatives to better connect the City to the harbor—while supporting maritime activity, the working port, and efforts to protect Boston from sea level rise and coastal storms.

The City’s waterfront provides a unique nexus of historic, civic, economic and ecological resources and accommodates a variety of residential, commercial, and recreational uses. Waterfront planning endeavors to balance these interests and uses to promote an active, climate resilient, and accessible Harbor that sustains vibrant waterfront neighborhoods and water dependent businesses..

The planning of Boston’s waterfront is guided through the development of neighborhood-specific Municipal Harbor Plans (MHPs) which blend the neighborhood vision—and development priorities—with the state’s Public Waterfront Act (MGL Chapter 91), which prioritizes public access and water dependent uses along the Commonwealth’s tidelands.


Let’s continue our accomplishments for 2022!

  • We have helped prevent the 2021 privatization proposals.
  • Organized and participated numerous public family boardwalk events and meetings to reactivate Pier 5 as a National Park destination.
  • Petition 3,600+ supporters.
  • We have worked with neighbors and institutions.
  • We have engaged political and other leaders.
  • Correcting Public Disinformation
  • Several Independent Engineering Firm Engagements
  • Secured world class independent engineering firms to determine the present condition of Pier 5 and confirmed restoration options park feasibility. 
  • Analysis Reports including: Historical, Engineering Structural Feasibility, Flood Risk, Acoustic Impacts, Heat Island, Flood berm, Urban Reef, Ornithology Habitat and more.
  • Feasibility Visions
  • Strategic planning
  • Community Events & Engagements
  • Organizing innovative nature based climate resilient landscape design focus by prospective studios and Universities.  
  • Researching thousands of documents including the original plans, present conditions and legal obligations of the Boston Redevelopment Authority to Pier 5 and the Charlestown Navy Yard historic district.