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Acushnet Riverview Park Project


The Acushnet Department of Public Works began construction on Monday, September 28th 2020 on the Acushnet Riverview Park Project.  This project was empowered by the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program, which provided the Town of Acushnet with $12,917.50 to develop a walkway/bikepath on River Street between Slocum Street and River View Park which will facilitate outdoor recreation with proper social distancing.  This project is an important link in the expansion of safe recreational walking, jogging, and biking in downtown Acushnet.  The vision for this project was a collaborative effort between the Board of Selectmen through Selectman Wojnar, the Town Planner Henry Young, and the Department of Public Works.

The project benefited from the support and cooperation of the Governors office and Massachusetts Department of Transportation, District 5 who recognized the need to expand improvements to sidewalks, curbs, streets, on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in support of public health, safe mobility, and renewed commerce in their communities. 

Here is a video from Selectman Wojnar providing a preview of this project, visit the Public Works page for more photos of the project, and visit the Park to take advantage of this renewed recreational space!

Key facts

Main target group: Both younger and older people (i.e. intergenerational)

Sector(s): Social protection

Desired outcome for older people:
Be mobile

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageing in place
  • Inclusion
  • Technologies

Contact details

Name: Heather Sylvia

Email address:

Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community

Project lead: Local authorities

Others involved in the project:
  • Volunteers

Older people’s involvement: Older people helped to implement the age-friendly practice

Moving forward

Has the impact of this age-friendly practice been analysed: No

Do you plan to evaluate your age-friendly practice? Yes

Looking back

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