Riverfront Park & Braille Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held

Watertown Riverfront Park – After two years and $1.5 million of renovation, the Watertown Riverfront Park and Braille Trail is officially completed. Located along Charles River Road, the renovation project covers a mile stretch of pathway from Watertown Square to the Watertown Yacht Club.

The park is equipped with scenic overlooks on the Charles River that can be used for fishing or just to sit and enjoy the view of the river.

Photo by Dan Hogan

What will set this park apart from many other river walks in the Boston area is the Braille Trail and sensory garden, designed by artist Mitch Ryerson. The Park’s close proximity to Perkins School for the Blind makes it a perfect place for deaf and blind people of all ages to experience and learn about nature.

Photo by Dan Hogan

Representatives from the Perkins School and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) were among those who were on hand to celebrate the much-anticipated opening of the Braille Trail.

Feature about the Braille trail from August 2015: https://wcatv.org/watertown-weekly-news/braille-trail/

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Produced by Dan Hogan, News Producer
Additional Video By Kyle Igoe, Playback Operator
Filmed on July 21, 2016

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