Welcome Aboard!

With the latest announcement from the BPDA and tremendous support from the Charlestown community, this beautiful, historic and sacred location can be revived as a public open space for all to enjoy. Their visions bring us one step closer to reality.

Navy Cadet Volunteers look forward to Honoring National Maritime Legacies with Pier 5 Park

Join Us

We welcome passionate volunteers to join us in our mission to inspire and affect resilient, revitalized, and accessible waterfront for all. You will be joining an alliance changing Boston’s public space for generations to come.

Do Not Demolish

Do Not Privatize

Reactivate Pier 5!

Local Community. Pier 5 is a place of Historic Honor, Value, and of global interest. Preservation of Boston’s Sea Based Community Heritage.

Every dollar makes sense! Together, we will revive local recreational equity.

Petition for Recreational Equity

Please sign our petition for a public park on a historic memorial pier versus a private condominiums on public property.

Green spaces and community resources rather than privatization of the last open public waterfront area in the city.

Pier 5 played a variety of strategic roles from Colonial times thru WWII.

Pier 5 Park offers significant healthful public equity and compliments other efforts to preserve a climate resilient Boston Harbor.

Petition for Waterfront Pier Park for Recreational Equity in Charlestown.

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GoFundMe. You can also support us here. Crowd funding platform.

GoFundMe. You can also support us here. Crowd funding platform.

Collaborations for global solutions. Explore the Head of Boston Harbor. Imagine a climate resilient inclusive waterfront.

Generations will thank you!

  • Feasibility Visions, Secured a world class independent engineering firms to determine the present condition of Pier 5 and confirmed restoration options park feasibility. .
  • 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. Correcting Disinformation by Private interest media.
  • To prevent further private proposals until decisions are made about the previous privatization withdrawals Pier 5 petition.
  • We have organized numerous public family boardwalk community events, meetings & engagements to reactivate Pier 5 as a National Historic Park destination.
  • Organizing innovative nature based climate resilient landscape design focus by prospective studios and Universities. 
  • Resilient and accessible waterfront through community engagement and education.
  • Advocate for the Courageous Sailing Center. Water based recreation like expansion of the world renown Courageous Sailing Center
  • Strategic planning. We inspire the capacity of individuals, institutions, businesses, government and urban systems to adapt to climate stresses and shocks
  • We helped prevent the 2021 privatization proposals.

We are grateful for our community of
more than 4,000
supporters and volunteers protecting
this unique National Legacy in perpetuity

Lightweight Public Use

A Landmark Park. Less public cost, more public benefit with incalculable benefits.
  • Pier 5 can support a Landmark Park for public use.
  • Protect Courageous Sailing Center.
  • Rising Sea Level resilient, adaptive designs for Pier 5 accordance with LEED and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, FEMA proactivities.
  • Pier 5 stands over Ch. 91 MA flooded tidelands.
  • Impact on tidal lands of the Commonwealth
  • What are the unique “air rights”?
  • Building culture and community along the way.

Heavyweight Use – Private Profit Development

More public cost, Massive public disruption lasting years, More area traffic disruption, More private isolated wealth, all compounding ecological and socioeconomic loss.

Transportation Equity Priority
  • Requisite Complete Demolition of Historic Pier 5.
  • Reconstruction of the entire pier for heavy multi-story private development.
  • Infrastructure Operations Limitations before, during and compounded significantly after.
  • Legal battles in perpetuity.
  • Private / Public Project oversight auditing.
  • Haphazard Project Cadence will span several years.
  • Staged Loading & Transport of enormous volumes of construction waste.
  • Disposal of enormous volumes of construction waste.
  • Damage Risk to adjacent structures, foundation / slurry wall during demolition and reconstruction.
  • Structural studies are needed to determine the impact of Pier 5 construction including even partial demolition and structural additions to Pier 5 and its impact on Flagship Wharf.
  • Services Risks and Limitations – an over-water project with vulnerable access, permanent water, sewer, electrical and other services.
  • Regulatory issues and Significant Studies are required before any further consideration of Pier 5.
  • Environmental Impact Study (EIS) including harbor floor core borings in consultation with the DEP and the EPA to determine pollutants and mitigation requirements for wildlife and ecological protection.
  • Noise and Air Pollution Study through construction and in perpetuity.
Emergency Access Limited As Is
  • Emergency access Studies are needed for fire and police forces. Over densification significantly limits on-land access emergency services.
  • Transportation Studies – Congestion studies to determine impact/disruption during and following construction.
  • Parking – Scarcity – Recent developments have claims on scarce parking.
  • Public Transportation – Decline – Upcoming proposed elimination of service for the Navy Yard Water Shuttle and lack of corresponding public transportation intensifies the public access problem.
Heat Study Pier 5 Boston
Heat Island Effect
  • Heat Island
  • Extreme Flood vulnerability is compounded by densification. This unmitigated imminent vulnerability affects everything in the area. Post hoc costs will include Municipal damages, repairs, loss of public and private property, loss of use, life loss, loss of property value, loss of services, decreased effectiveness of public outdoor space, increased maintenance budget.
  • Other State and Federal stakeholders permitting and regulatory interest have not been identified or considered by the BRA. (Dept of Navy, Coast Guard, Interior and National Parks, NOAA Coastal Zone Management, Fishing and Wildlife, EPA, DEP, Mass Dept. of Environmental Resources, Public Health, Mass Dept of Recreation and Conservation, etc).
  • Lack of financial feasibility of each project private development proposal during 2021. It is apparent because none of the developers has included contingencies for environmental issues including hazardous waste, protection of adjacent structures and uses and emergency and public access to the development which come at an increased cost have not been factored in.
  • Access. Limitations on the use of Tidal lands under M.G.L.c. 91 for water dependent uses only and the associated exclusion of public from East and West sides of Pier 5 and inaccessibility of the end of Pier 5 through a maze of housing units. Elimination of Pier 5 public marine dependent uses.