The Mary Ellen Welch Greenway is a recreational open space in East Boston that runs from the historic Jeffries Point Waterfront through the neighborhood towards Constitution Beach and beyond. Residents of all ages use it running, jogging, walking, biking, or just strolling while taking in the historic and ecological beauty of various points along its length. Though the Greenway is part-owned by the City of Boston and in part by Massport, the Friends of the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway, an organization of residents, stewards its use and serves as the stewardship body.


The Friends of the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway (FoMEWG) are looking to commission an artist to create a mural in the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway (MEWG), in the East Boston neighborhood in Boston, MA. Local artists are highly encouraged to apply.


The Mary Ellen Welch Greenway Council typically meets the last Thursday of each month between 6:30 to 7:30 pm. If you would like to be added to the email list to find out the meetings please email Michelle at eastiegreenway@gmail.com.

Please join the email list for updates on the format of the meeting, either virtual or in-person, depending on the circumstances at the time of the meeting.

Please register in advance for this meeting:

2023 Greenway Council Meeting Dates

The Greenway Council meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.

  • Thursday, January 26th
  • Thursday, February 23rd
  • Thursday, March 23rd
  • Thursday, April 27th
  • Thursday, May 25th
  • Thursday, June 23rd
  • Thursday, July 27th
  • Thursday, September 28th
  • Thursday, October 26th
  • Thursday, November 30th (this is one week later than normal)


To care and advocate for the use, condition, enhancement, and extension of the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway in collaboration with the community, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Massachusetts Port Authority, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and other aligned partners.


We envision the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway to be a beautiful, inclusive, safe, and dynamic park providing:

  • enjoyment through recreation, active transportation, and appreciation of nature;
  • equal access to all, with a focus on serving the diverse community of East Boston;
  • high quality open space and access to Boston Harbor and coastal environments;
  • resiliency to climate change and coastal flooding through green infrastructure;
  • connections within East Boston and to neighboring communities to create a regional greenway network; and
  • education of residents and visitors about the legacy of Mary Ellen Welch and her commitment, to the vision for the Greenway through her dedication to advocacy and consensus in the community.