Watertown Walks

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Watertown Walks weekly programs will include movement, conversation, and opportunities to connect, interact, and explore the greater community. The walking portion of these programs will be approximately 30 - 40 minutes, and we encourage attendees to walk at a comfortable pace. 

Each month, we'll feature city happenings, health and wellness, arts & culture, and community/business assets (some walks will be in collaboration with the Watertown Public Arts & Culture Committee and Watertown Business Coalition).

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JUNE 2024


Sustainability Walk with Laurel Schwab and Katie Swan

June 6, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup in Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Take a walk with Watertown’s sustainability staff! Laurel Schwab, Senior Environmental Planner, and Katie Swan, Environmental Planner/Conservation Agent, are focused on programs that help us mitigate and adapt to climate change. Bring your ideas and questions about sustainability projects and how to get involved to make Watertown more a more sustainable community.


Walk with a Doc/Just Walk 

June 13, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup in Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Walk with Linda Corrine, NP and members of the Live Well staff to discuss new findings and be introduced to some podcasts dedciated to wellness and nature. 


Walk along Linnear Path 

June 20, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup at Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Walk with a member of the Public Arts & Culture Committee member along Linnear Path and learn about the new sculptures in the Sculpture Park

~in collaboration with the Public Arts & Culture Committee


Cultural District Walk

June 27 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup at Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Walk and talk with Liz Helfer, Public Arts & Culture Planner, and Doug Orifice, co-founder of the Watertown Business Coalition and learn about plans for a Cultural District designation. 

~ in collaboration with the Watertown Business Coalition 


MAY 2024


Walk with Kim Hewitt, Watertown Library Director

May 2, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup in Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Hear about new initiatives and everything that is happening at the library while watching and listening for migrating birds. Kim is a birder, but you don't have to be! Bring your ideas, questions, and binoculars if you have them!


Walk with a Doc/Just Walk 

May 9, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup at Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center 75 Common Street

Take a mindful walk with members of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center Staff and learn about the

Center's history, events and free meditation programs.  


Walk to the NEW Watertown Cable Access TV Studio

May 16, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup at Victory Field, 40 Orchard Street

Walk with a member of the Public Arts & Culture Committee member and visit WCATV's new studio space to learn about the public access media center that is dedicated to empowering the residents of Watertown to tell their own stories.


Walk along the Charles River East

May 23 1:00 - 2:00pm - cancelled due to rain

Meetup at the dock in Watertown Square at the corner of Galen Street and Charles River Road

Walk and talk with Gideon Schreiber, Director of Planning and Zoning, and Watertown Business Coalition members as we tour the upgraded and newly opened Charles River East pathway. ~ in collaboration with the Watertown Business Coalition


Walk with Laura Murray, Watertown's new 311 Service Director

May 30 1:00 - 2:00pm

Meetup in Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street

Walk with the Constituent Services Director and learn about the launch of the 311 Service Center. Laura will discuss how and when to reach out to 311, and how you would like to receive return communications in the future.

APRIL 2024

April 4, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm - Cancelled due to rain

Sustainability Walk with Laurel Schwab and Katie Swan

Meetup in Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street


Take a walk with Watertown’s sustainability staff! Laurel Schwab, Senior Environmental Planner, and Katie Swan, Environmental Planner/Conservation Agent, are focused on programs that help us mitigate and adapt to climate change. Bring your ideas and questions about sustainability projects and how to get involved to make Watertown more a more sustainable community.


April 11, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Walk with a Doc/Just Walk 

Meetup in Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street


Walk with Linda Corinne, NP, and Live Well members and learn about the numerous health benefits of spending time in nature.


April 18, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Yard Art Walk/tour with Liz Helfer, Public Arts & Culture Planner

Meetup at Victory Field, in the front parking lot area, Orchard Street


YardArt is a community-wide celebration of creativity and fun in front yards, porches and windows all over Watertown. All residents, families, organizations, clubs, classes, artists, and businesses are invited to create something to be viewed from the street or sidewalk. This walk will visit some of this year's creations around town.


April 25 1:00 - 2:00pm

Pollinator Walk with Pam Phillips, Head of Friends of Bees 

Meetup in Saltonstall Park's red brick plaza, next to City Hall, 149 Main Street


Join Pam from Friends of Bees and the Watertown Pollinator Pathways group to 

learn about our native pollinators, what they look like, and where you might find them.

Upcoming walks will feature East End Businesses, exploring the Cultural District, the Watertown-Cambridge Greenway, Mount Auburn Cemetery and more. 


MARCH 2024

March 7, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm 

Kick off Walk with Tyler Cote, City's Community Engagement Specialist 

Meet at Saltonstall Park; 149 Main Street, next to City Hall


March 14, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm

Walk with Linda Corrine, Nurse Practitioner, and learn some strategies for health enhancement.
    Meet at Saltonstall Park; 149 Main Street, next to City Hall


March 21, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm

     Walk with Matt Hanna, Member of the Public Arts and Culture Committee and visit the Till Wave Art Gallery

         Meet at Filippello Park; 191 Grove Street parking lot past the courts and dog park.


March 28, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm - cancelled due to rain

Walk with James McDermott, City Transportation Planning Intern and explore the newly improved Charles River Greenway Path

Meet at the Charles River Dock, Corner of Galen and Arsenal Street.


Did you know that Watertown is a member community of Walk with a Doc (WWAD) & Just Walk (JW)? Walk with a Doc / Just Walk is an international organization whose mission is to inspire communities through movement and conversation. We are excited to offer this fantastic program, featuring a variety of Watertown's health professionals who give a short health talk then lead participants for a walk.  Find scheduled programs in our Watertown Walks listing each month. 

Visit the Watertown Walk with a Doc page