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THE PEOPLE FOR RIVERBEND PARK TRUST

ABOUT US

History of Riverbend Park

40 years ago, Isabella Halsted, who lived near the Charles River in Cambridge, had the vision to propose closing Memorial Drive to traffic on Sundays to create a peaceful place in which one could enjoy being by the historic river.  Today, people from near and far continue to enjoy the closing of Memorial Drive on Sundays.  

History of The Trust

The People for Riverbend Park Trust was created by Isabella in 1975.  For 30 years, the Trust, with the help of volunteers, has been planting and caring for shrubs and flowers in Riverbend Park, from Hawthorn Street to the Mt. Auburn Hospital, with special care given to the Sekler playlot.  The trust has been headed by Pat Sekler, for whom the playlot is named.  The People for Riverbend Park Trust is a non-profit, maintained entirely  by volunteers.  Since 1990, students from the nearby Shady Hill School have helped plant, rake, weed, and clean the park.  

 

GET INVOLVED

The Riverbend Park Trust consists entirely of volunteers.  The Trust welcomes any new volunteers interested in helping maintain the park.  

 

If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact us to learn about volunteering.info@riverbendparktrust.org

HOW YOU CAN HELP

PLANTING

 

Flowers and plants are planted by volunteers working under Pat Sekler'sdirection throughout the Riverbend Park, with particular attention paid to the Sekler playlot.

WATERING

Volunteer waterers are needed throughout the spring, summer, and fall to maintain the plants in the Riverbend Park.

 
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DONATE

The People for Riverbend Park Trust is a non profit organization funded only by donations.

 

Donations of all sizes are welcomed and appreciated!
 

Your donations help us buy flowers and plants, and to maintain the Riverbend Park.

 
 
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CONTACT

Contact Pat Sekler:

21 Gibson St. 

Cambridge, MA, 02138-4719

info@riverbendparktrust.org

Find us: 

Riverbend Park, Cambridge, MA, USA