We’re excited to announce a new community project! THE RIVER PATH project will make small improvements to identify and brighten up the riverside path between Bridge Street and Aiken Street, along with its entrances at both ends. We’re considering signage, art, plantings in the park, and more.

The goal of this project is to identify challenges, implement short-term solutions, and plan for long-term changes. Between last November and February, DIY Lowell took a preliminary survey with over 100 respondents to judge interest and themes desired by the community. In July, DIY Lowell teamed up with Lowell Litter Krewe for a successful clean-up and pop-up public meeting at the Bridge Street trailhead (Gold Star Park). There, participants commented on initial concepts for short-term interventions inspired by the first survey. Those comments have been incorporated into designs and translated into concepts for longer-term changes by a pro-bono landscape designer, Jess Wilson!

DIY Lowell is now engaging in agency meetings leading up to a community meeting to discuss the final design in early spring 2022! We’ll do quick-build demonstration improvements summer 2022. Check out this preview of our vision, created by pro-bono designer Jess Wilson based on community input! We are proud to work with Lowell Litter Krewe, who will then lead the creation of permanent improvements over 2022-23 with funding secured by the State Delegation. They’re going to work hand-in-hand with us and the community that uses this amazing resource making the vision a reality!

You can still help! Join our mailing list if you want to know about future clean ups and other opportunities. Please email us at info@diylowell.org if you want to be involved in any other way.

Map of River Path
Map of the River Path, with Blue Star Park labeled “Bridge St. Entrance”

Email info@diylowell.org with any questions or comments.

THE RIVER PATH project facilitation is funded by the Solomon Foundation’s Streets for Recovery program.