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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APRIL 2024

April 4, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00pm

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

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