The Friends of the Muddy River  was founded in 1980 by Isabella M. Callanan (1928-2008) along with a handful of Boston and Brookline citizens concerned with the environment and quality of the Muddy River and its surrounding parkland.  We are committed to the maintenance, restoration and preservation of this valuable urban green space and fine example of Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision and skill as a landscape architect.  The Muddy River at Riverway Park is the border between the City of Boston and the Town of Brookline. The Friends support each of their park programs.  We are a member of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and a Boston Park Partner.  Our activities include storm drain stenciling, cleanups, water testing, plantings, tree mulching, nature walks and summer concerts.  Our Riverway Concert Series has been held in the park since 1985.

Interested in becoming a member? Click here for our Membership Form.

Our latest newsletter Friends of the Muddy River.

Executive Board 

Cheryl Kelley, Co-President

Brenda Lew, Co-President

Carroll Williamson, Treasurer

Lee Cooke-Childs

Beth Dunn

Kris Messler

Pat Nagano

Mariah Nobrega

Fred Perry

Kirsten Waerstad

Contact Information:

Friends of the Muddy River, Inc.

10 Bowker Street

Brookline, MA 02445-6955

(617) 566-9720